Samsung opens new plant, begins production of its 2nd generation 10nm SoC

It was a little over a year ago that Samsung announced the start of manufacture of its 10nm chip. Now, the firm has announced the mass production of its second-generation 10nm chip with FinFET technology.

The second-generation chip with 10LPP technology allows it to accomplish a 10 percent performance boost with 15 percent lower power consumption when compared to the first generation processor. Along with its improved performance, the chip is able to be manufactured at a much higher volume despite it just coming off the line.

Although Samsung has not announced what kinds of devices will take advantage of this new SoC, it did state that devices with the chip would make an appearance early in 2018, with wider availability set for later in the year. The company also announced its latest manufacturing plant located in Hwaseong, Korea, which was created in order to up the yield for 10nm processors. This plant will also be used to manufacture the firm's 7nm processor.

Source: Samsung via GSMArena

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