Samsung and its partners have taped out an ARM Cortex-A7 processor implementation with big.LITTLE configuration and SRAM-based chip, done with the powerful, but efficient 14nm technology.
The company has signed with ARM for 14nm physical and IP libraries and has now tested successfully chips based on the 14nm FinFET process technology.
The 14nm FinFET chips are next generation technology, which will allow "PC-like performance with low power consumption" in future Exynos processors, that are currently done at 32nm. Samsung already embraced the big.LITTLE architecture for upcoming Exynos chips
, and the die shrink to 14nm will make it that much more efficient.
Samsung also outed a Process Design Kit (PDK) that will let its customers commence designing chips with the frugal tech with manuals based on the results from its successful 14nm FinFET chip tests. Samsung promised a big.LITTLE Exynos for this year, as you can see in the video below, but it might have waited for successful die shrink tests to place those in devices, and 2013 seems like the safer bet now.