Samsung announced that the company will soon start producing 11nm chips for some of the mid-range and high-range smartphones. With the introduction of new chips in their advanced foundry process portfolio, customers will be offered a wide range of options in the next generation products the company will produce.
The usage of 11 LPP (Lower Power Plus) process is said to deliver up to 15% higher performance with the same power use. Additionally, with this new technology, the chip area will also reduce by 10% even on the same power consumption.
The first 11nm chipsets are scheduled to be ready for production in the first half of 2018. While premium smartphones of next year are rumored to be using the new 7nm LPP chips built with the help of Extrem Ultra Violet (EUV) lithography. Samsung is planning to introduce such 7nm chips in the second half of 2018.
Ryan Lee, Vice President and Head of Foundry Marketing at Samsung Electronics mentioned that “Samsung has added the 11nm process to our roadmap to offer advanced options for various applications,” Through this, Samsung has completed a comprehensive process roadmap spanning from 14nm to 11nm, 10nm, 8nm, and 7nm in the next three years.”