17 Jan '15, 1am

7 takeaways from #ISS2015 - @rickbmerritt finds @Samsung, @GlobalFoundaries winning 14/16 nm race

7 takeaways from #ISS2015 - @rickbmerritt finds @Samsung, @GlobalFoundaries winning 14/16 nm race

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — The duo of Samsung and GlobalFoundries is expected to win the race to ship 14/16 nm chips this year, but some folks are even more excited about the second-generation 16 nm process ramping at TSMC. That was one of several insights I took away from the Industry Strategy Symposium here, an annual gathering of semiconductor executives. The bad news is 3D chip stacks will not be ready for smartphones anytime soon. On another sour note, it probably will take until 2016 before vertical NAND memories are shipping from multiple suppliers in significant volumes. And don’t even talk about EUV -- few of the attendees here did. Mark Bohr, Intel’s point man on the 7 nm node, was characteristically upbeat about Moore’s Law. Although his team has been beating the rest of the industry to new nodes lately, including the 14 nm FinFET generation, he does not expect to ...

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