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

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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16 Comments

1. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Good news hooray. . .

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

3. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

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

4. lol unregistered

what is it with you and the Waves.

5. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

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

12. mianmars

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

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

17. Sam unregistered

He is bada's d**k man

16. Sam unregistered

Hey u bada's di©k

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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!

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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!!!"

9. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

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

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

8. flantalia unregistered

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

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!

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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