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Samsung Electronics Co., the world's No. 2 chipmaker, said Friday it has
successfully produced its first 14 nanometer test chip based on the FinFET
The company succeeded in rolling out the test chip with four partners, including British chipmaker ARM, Cadence, Mentor and Synopsis, Samsung said in a press release.
FinFET technology, which uses a three-dimensional process, enables efficient power usage compared with the traditional planar process.
Samsung said it plans to cooperate with the four partners to roll out products manufactured with the 14 nanometer FinFET process.
"The 14-nano FinFET process will enhance the mobile environment with higher device performance and lower power consumption," said Choi Kyu-myung, an executive at Samsung's System Large Scale Integrated Circuit unit.