Alan Patterson, EETimes
1/15/2016 06:35 PM EST
TAIPEI — Samsung Electronics, which has been in a nip-and-tuck race with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to win foundry orders with the world’s most advanced fabrication technology, may have grabbed all of Qualcomm’s business with a second-generation version of its 14nm FinFET process.
Samsung has launched commercial production of advanced logic using its 14nm Low-Power Plus (LPP) process, the latest generation of the 14nm process technology, the company said in a press statement.
Qualcomm, which accounted for about 20 percent of TSMC’s orders two years ago, has moved most of its business to Samsung at 10/14nm for 2017 and beyond, according to Warren Lau, an analyst with Maybank Kim Eng in Hong Kong.
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