Last Monday Daniel Nenni and I had a conference call with Jason Gorss and Shubhankar Basu of Global Foundries to get an update on their 14nm process. Shubhankar is the product line manager for 14nm.
Global Foundries 14nm process is a FinFET on bulk process they licensed from Samsung and both companies supply the same process although as Shubhankar pointed out they have different targets for the process especially in light of Global acquiring IBM's chip business.
The 14nnm process is run in Global’s Fab 8 in upstate New York. The 14LPE process was the first generation and was qualified in January. A second generation 14LPP process was qualified in September. They are now shipping 14nm parts to customers.
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