CEO tells why he pulled the plug on 7nm
Rick Merritt, EETimes
9/26/2018 00:01 AM EDT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — In its first annual conference since halting work on 7nm, Globalfoundries described a handful of enhancements to its existing nodes. It also showcased a new customer making at least three embedded deep-learning chips in its 22nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator process.
GF promised to squeeze out 10-22% area, performance and power gains from its 12/14nm FinFET and planar nodes. That’s roughly in line with the kind of gains its much larger rival TSMC is reporting in bleeding edge nodes as Moore’s Law slows.
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