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Samsung and Globalfoundries enter collaboration for 28nm next-gen mobile chipsets production

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Samsung and Globalfoundries enter collaboration for 28nm next-gen mobile chipsets production
Samsung's fabs in Texas and Korea, and the Globalfoundries ones in Dresden and New York are joining forces to produce the next generation mobile chipsets with 28nm HKMG technology.

The new fabrication process, developed also with the help of IBM and STMicro, will combine high frequency performance with low power requirements. The current dual-core Exynos chipset of Samsung, for example, which is in the Samsung Galaxy S II, and in the Samsung Galaxy Note announced yesterday, is produced with the 45nm method.

It looks like Samsung will go directly to 28nm die shrinkage for its next generation chipsets, since the new fabrication process allows a 60% reduction in the needed power at the same frequency, or 55% performance boost for the same power consumption.

When we add the likeliness that the next chipsets to power Samsung's mobile gadgets will probably be based on ARM's Cortex-A15 multicore designs, like Eagle, we will either have way more powerful phones and tablets, or they will last much longer on a battery charge. Probably it will be some sort of a trade-off between the two, as with the current chipset families.

source: Digitimes

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posted on 02 Sep 2011, 02:50

1. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Good news hooray. . .

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 03:52 1

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1829; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


That's rite!! Faster chips, and lower prices!! That the real way, to success :)

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 04:46 1

3. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Yes, even better processor coming in the next Wave 4 !

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 05:48 3

4. lol (unregistered)


what is it with you and the Waves.

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 05:51 2

5. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


they are good phones, and got a great OS : )

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 14:37 2

12. mianmars (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


doesn't mean u have to post some thing about wave in every samsung related article. for the love of God stop it.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 16:04

17. Sam (unregistered)


He is bada's d**k man

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 16:02

16. Sam (unregistered)


Hey u bada's di©k

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 06:49 4

6. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


while I absolutely love the power that they can squeeze.. at this point in the game, I wouldnt mind them going more twards the battery saving side than the increase in power side. We dont have any apps that can sweat an exynos as it is. So Id want them to start with the juice savers so we can have development time with apps (since they would hypothetically be the same strength as todays chips) and build it up over time.

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 08:00 3

10. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4000; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Exactly, I would be happy with a 1.2 or a 1.5 GHz, 28 nm, quad-core processor than, a 2.0 or 2.2 GHz, 28 nm, quad-core. Right now I am VERY interested in a phone with INSANE battery life, not one with just slightly above average battery life. A quad-core at 1.2 or 1.5 GHz with the 28 nm tech would be sweet with the battery life & performance, it’s the perfect balance I think. Imagine that plus 4G, the phone would pull PhoneArena.com in like 3 to 4 seconds FLAT, plus it will be saving me so much battery power. So I totally relate with you remixfa, battery life is the way to go!

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 06:50 2

7. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


You an almost hear apple going "Those chips would be cool... maybe if i stopped suing them they would share em? . .... Nah, I'll just sue em more till they hand em over!!!"

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 07:24 2

9. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


haha, really funny : P
Apple can't do that in the real world though...

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 13:21

11. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


dont tell apple that.. thats exactly what they are trying to do.. lol

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 07:12

8. flantalia (unregistered)


QUALCOMM, NVIDIA, INTEL have still begun production for 28 nm smartphone chips (before SAMSUNG)..

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 16:21 1

13. mobileman8827 (unregistered)


SAMSUNG IS DOING THEIR THING RIGHT NOW AND WHEN THEY RELEASE THE 28NM CHIPS IN PROBABLY THE SG3 IT WILL BE TRULY SOMETHING TO BEHOLD. YES I DO THINK THAT SAMSUNG HAS SATURATED THE ANDROID MARKET A LITTLE BUT THATS A GOOD STRATEGY. JUST IMAGINE A SG3 WITH 2 GHZ QUAD-CORE WITH A HD FLEXIBLE AMOLED DISPLAY WITH ALL THAT OTHER FANCY, SEXY CRAP!

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 00:41

15. John (unregistered)


Samsung has no fabs in China. It must be Gi-Heung, which Samsung's fab is located at.

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