Globalfoundries promises first 14nm 3D chips in 2013, coming with up to 60% battery life savings

Globalfoundries promises first 14nm 3D chips in 2013, coming with up to 60% battery life savings
Globalfoundries, the world’s second-biggest semiconductor foundry, has just unveiled its 14nm 3D transistor technology, similar to the one announced by Intel. The foundry calls its technology Extreme Mobility (14nm-XM) and leverages both the low-voltage and low-leak characteristics of its FinFET layout.

Now, having a 3D chip like the 14nm-XM - and unlike current flat solutions - is crucial to battery life savings and Globalfoundries says it could help you achieve 40 to 60% battery economy.



The first working 14nm chips are expected sometime in 2013, at just around the same time when Intel is expected to brings its 3D chip.

source: Globalfoundries via Engadget 

 

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15 Comments

1. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I love technology.

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Wow! That's really, really great news! :)

3. StephenGalop

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Intel..

4. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Wow ! I think I'm more excited than my avatar !

5. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Tri-gate transistors, oh well that was invented by Intel..

6. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Qualcomm snapdragon Krait got smoked out.

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In 2013 ;)

7. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung and IBM was planning on 14nm processor last year now we don't know anything about it.

8. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I doubt that it will be available in any commercial product before late 2014. Oh and by the way, Intel is already using the "3D" technology in Ivy Bridge.

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2145; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple has already pushed the envelope already. I am getting roughly 10 hours with use of Wifi and LTE from the A6 chip. They did not modify the battery at all and still getting the same battery life out of their chipset from the iPhone 4S with 4G. With this technology it will get better and better!!!

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Apple had little to do with it; A6 is a Samsung chip on the modified A9 architecture, if I remember correctly

11. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

& By that time maybe Apple with have a working Maps app.

12. Naitto

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Yah as soon as they hire those ex-Google employees to borrow Googles mapping patent.

13. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Its amazing to have advanced so far but there will be a wall which we will hit that will need to be removed by a truly revolutionary technology. This would have to break the barriers of Moore's law and move us into isolinear chips or something lol

15. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i dont know about this globefoundries.. are they like qualcomm and intel or what? what phones does their chips powers?

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