Arvind Narayanan, Mentor Graphics
EDN (March 11, 2015)
FinFET transistors are now in production at the major foundries, having gone from drawing board to products on the shelf in record time. FinFET adoption has been growing steadily because they deliver better power, performance, and area compared to their planar counterparts. This makes them very compelling for smartphones, tablets, and other products that require long battery life and snappy performance. Figure 1 shows the advantages in speed, power usage, and density of TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process over two other processes.
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