GlobalFoundaries has proudly revealed that it has built its first AMD chips on its advanced 14nm FinFET process, involving LPP silicon, with AMD planning to integrate the results into its products, including CPUs, GPUs, and APUs, soon. The process allows chips to deliver greater processing power over a smaller area while drawing less power to do so.
“FinFET technology is expected to play a critical foundational role across multiple AMD product lines, starting in 2016,” Mark Papermaster, AMD‘s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, said. “GlobalFoundaries has worked tirelessly to reach this key milestone on its 14LPP process. We look forward to GlobalFoundaries’ continued progress towards full production readiness and expect to leverage the advanced 14LPP process technology across a broad set of our CPU, APU, and GPU products.”
“Our 14nm FinFET technology is among the most advanced in the industry, offering an ideal solution for demanding high-volume, high-performance, and power-efficient designs with the best die size,” Mike Cadigan, Senior Vice President of Product Management for GlobalFoundaries, added. “Through our close design-technology partnership with AMD, we can help them deliver products with a performance boost over 28nm technology, while maintaining a superior power footprint and providing a true cost advantage due to significant area scaling.”
After qualifying its 14nm process during the third-quarter of this year, GlobalFoundaries will be ” ramping with production-ready yields” and “excellent model-to-hardware correlation” at its Fab 8 facility in New York, with full-scale production intended during 2016.