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Samsung claims that it can create 5nm chipsets without much fundamental difficulties

Samsung recently started mass-producing 14nm FinFET chipsets and it has also showcased 10nm technology during the ongoing ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference) 2015. Seemingly, Samsung claims that it can also create 5nm chipsets without much fundamental problems.

Samsung’s Kinam Kim confirmed during the Samsung keynote at the conference that “there are no fundamental difficulties until 5nm.” Apparently, the Korean semiconductor giant has also found out a way to shrink the size further down to a whopping 3.25nm. We are intrigued to know what material will Samsung use to fabricate these chipsets as Intel hinted during the same conference that it is not viable to use Silicon for moving below 7nm. Apparently, Intel is planning to use Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) to make chipsets with transistor size of 7nm and below.

Samsung is currently using 14nm FinFET technology based Exynos 7 processor inside its upcoming flagship smartphones and tablets. Samsung is focussing heavily on its semiconductor business and is trying to compete with Qualcomm and Intel. It will also make 80 percent of mobile processors used in Apple devices from 2016.

Via | Source (Translated from Japanese)

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superg05
superg05

i say put you money where your mouth is and do it in a generation or 2

huhster
huhster

Do you understand that “there are no fundamental difficulties until 5nm” does not mean “Samsung claims that it can create 5nm chipsets without much fundamental difficulties”?

kronicle
kronicle

It’s simple….. for us to understand how Samsung could be taking chip fabrication processes down to 3.5nm. They own some 35% of all Graphene Patents. Which is more than IBM even and they co-pioneered the move with Samsung to Graphene transistor technology. Don’t forget Samsung was first to use graphene to coat their YOUM screens with a single atom thickness of Graphene making it UNBREAKABLE!!!! Intel says graphene for chips is still many years away as it’s too expensive of technology. But then why has both Samsung and IBM been able to actually demonstrate chips produced at this process level… Read more »