20 Sep '12, 4pm

Remember: next ~14 nm process will be the last one. Lithography and q tunneling is at a hard limit.

SAN FRANCISCO—In an unexpected move, Globalfoundries Inc. said Thursday (Sept. 20) it plans to offer 14-nanometer process technology featuring FinFET three-dimensional transistors in 2014, just one year after the foundry's 20-nm process is scheduled to enter production. The move could allow Globalfoundries (Milpitas, Calif.) to leapfrog foundry rivals and pose a challenge to Intel Corp.'s semiconductor process technology supremacy. "Globalfoundries is getting extremely aggressive in their manufacturing roadmap," said Len Jelinek, director and chief analyst at IHS iSuppli. "They recognize that in order to be in a technology leadership position foundry, they have to be in a leading position across all semiconductor manufacturing, including Intel." Globalfoundries said its 14-nm XM process combines a 14-nm class FinFET and elements of the company's 20-nm low power process. Ex...

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