Alan Patterson, EETimes
3/22/2017 00:01 AM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS — Samsung appears to be about a quarter ahead of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) with the ramp of 10-nm process technology, according to a veteran chip analyst.
Earlier this year, Samsung and TSMC said that they would launch 10-nm foundry services during the second quarter this year for customers such as Qualcomm, Mediatek, and Huawei’s semiconductor subsidiary, HiSilicon.
Somewhat ahead of schedule, Samsung last week announced that it has shipped 70,000 wafers of 10-nm LPE (low-power early) chips, independent analyst Andrew Lu noted in a report for intelligence provider Smartkarma.
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