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  • flumoxed11 flumoxed11 Sep 20, 2012 10:28 AM Flag

    Forbes: Globalfoundries has 14nm finfets and production

    article in Forbes 9/20/12. Is this for real?????

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    • Jul 31, 2012 – And as part of its strategy, TSMC has accelerated its finFET roadmap. Rival GlobalFoundries is considering a plan to offer dedicated modules ...
      Firms Rethink Fabless-Foundry Model

      By Mark LaPedus
      As chipmakers move toward 20nm designs, finFETs and 3D stacked devices, the industry is beginning to re-think the fabless-foundry model.......
      GlobalFoundries and Samsung have yet to change their finFET strategies. GlobalFoundries still plans to roll out a finFET at the 14nm node in the fourth quarter of 2014 or first quarter of 2015, according to Kengeri.

    • Have you read the guy's relationship at the bottom. A Complete HYPE. Atleast 20BIL capital requirement. What is he smoking???

    • "article in Forbes 9/20/12. Is this for real?????"

      ***

      Of course not. They don't have 28nm in volume, don't have 20nm at all and they want us to believe now they will skip all of that and move to FinFET, EUV and 14nm.

      If anyone believes this is going to happen in less than 4 or 5 years, I have a bridge, a watch and some swampland that you are going to be very interested in...

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • TSMC's complete blunder has brought new life to the fabs...
      The fabs have become more aggressive...competition is good !!!
      but we'll see if they deliver...and those yields..

    • yes, but hype:

      CHIP SHOP Globalfoundries has launched its 14nm process node that uses FinFET 3D transistors.
      Intel stole a march on the industry with its 22nm Tri-gate process node, a subset of FinFET technology, however Globalfoundries is the first to announce a 14nm process node that uses 3D transistors to fab chips. The firm markets its 14nm process node as "extreme mobility" and is pitching it towards mobile system-on-chip (SoC) vendors.
      Globalfoundries said its 14nm process node uses parts of its existing 20nm process node and fabs FinFETs that the firm tries very hard to say are not the same as the 3D transistors that Intel has marketed so cleverly in the past year. According to the company, its 14nm FinFET process node is particularly well suited to SoCs, exactly the type of chips vendors such as Qualcomm and Nvidia are trying to get TSMC to produce on its 28nm process node.

      TSMC told The INQUIRER last week that it doesn't expect to meet demand on its 28nm process node until the end of 2013, and that leaves Qualcomm, which has already called out TSMC over its production capacity, few options for cutting edge process node technology. We have heard for some time that Globalfoundries could receive inquiries from disgruntled TSMC customers and the launch of the firm's 14nm process node, which is clearly pitched at SoC vendors, might trigger some interest.
      Globalfoundries might have launched its 14nm process node but it is far from ready to churn out production chips. The firm said its Fab 8 in Saratoga County, New York is producing test silicon and customer tape-outs are expected in 2013, meaning that any major delays will give any advantage Globalfoundries might have gained back to TSMC. µ

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      • It seems like they say they are using the 20nm process node and 20nm process transistor spacing to build some 14nm transistors on it.

        Whatever they have in 2014 will be measured on die size, power consumption and costs. GF does not have the best track record. Intel has plowed the road at 22nm and ramped Ivy Bridge production rapidly.

        From GF blog ...
        Architecting Advanced Technologies: Not All FinFETs are Created Equal
        Posted on September 20, 2012
        By Gregg Bartlett

 
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