#ARM is very excited, TSMC has powerpoints about FinFet ... ;-) powerpoint ... From PPT to FAB, about 3 years
How would a career Intel Engineer know what TSMC is doing? Thank you for the chuckle.
FinFETs from TSMC and Samsung will arrive in Q4 2014 ramping in 2015. Since it is FinFETs on the 20nm process the same fabs as 20nm planar will be used.
Apple will have 20nm planar silicon in the iPhone 6 and FinFets in the 6s. QCOM and Xilinx will be the first to 20nm planar and FinFETs. With Apple Xilinx, and QCOM driving the foundries they will deliver, believe it.
marsavian • Oct 3, 2013 5:05 AM
16FF is still a WIP and under development. Check their very own slides and comments and see how much still needs completing. I would suggest it is at the same level of maturity as Intel's 10nm never mind the 14nm which is about to ship in production to build Broadwell inventory for 2014 launches.
p.s. their 10FF gate density improvement claims confirms that as having a 14nm back end so Intel will maintain its one node density advantage over the foundries for years to come.