Generation plant 7Nm today officially announced the FinFET GlobalFoundries semiconductor process planning, data centers, network, advanced mobile processor, deep learning and other fields. The main performance of GF technology is 14nm FinFET, but after the disclosure of the next step will be to skip the popular industry 10nm and went straight to 7Nm, because the GF that 10nm and 20nm as before is a transitional process, 7Nm is a high performance node.
AMD has also signed a five year wafer supply agreement with GF for the first time, and will work together to enter the 7nm.
GF said the FinFET 7Nm FinFET transistor architecture process will use the industry standard and therefore can be re lithography, using existing 14nm FinFET technology tools and resources to a great extent, greatly speed up the production schedule, and will be compatible with EUV extreme ultraviolet lithography technology for the future development.
14nm FinFET GF process is currently in the U.S. state of New York Fab 8 factory production, and the development and production of FinFET 7Nm process, continue to invest billions of dollars.
GF claims that compared to the current FinFET 16/14nm FinFET 7Nm technology, the circuit integration density can be increased by more than 1 times, the performance can be improved by 30%.
AMD nature will be the main customer of 7Nm FinFET GF process, allegedly new processor code named "Starship", up to 48 core 96 threads, thermal design power 180W.
CEO AMD Su Zi Feng, also said: 7Nm FinFET GF and other top technology is our computing, graphics products, an important part of the long road map, can support the next generation of computing experience. We look forward to working closely with GF to continue its strong execution and technical basis in the 14nm, so as to achieve high performance and low power 7Nm technology in the next few years."
As a source of GF technology, IBM is also on its courage to enter the 7Nm expressed strong support.
GF 7Nm has started internal testing, the second half of 2017 is expected to accept the customer product design, early 2018 into production.
Another message said, 7Nm Intel has been postponed to 2022.
In addition to the high performance of 7Nm FinFET, GF also announced the day before the next generation of low power technology 12NM FD-SOI (12FDX), the successor to the 22FDX, for mobile computing, 5G interconnection, artificial intelligence, automatic driving field, production plan in 2019.