Globalfoundries claims it has better FinFETs than Intel

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 21 2012 @ 21:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
X-bit Labs reports Globalfoundries is confident that it has much better FinFETs than Intel. Funnily enough, Globalfoundries is anticipated to start using FinFET technology with its 14nm process, which is likely to arrive by 2015 - 2016, while Intel's 22nm Ivy Bridge processors with FinFET technology will arrive very soon.
At the Common Platform Technology Forum (CPTF) a vice president of Globalfoundries said that his company's approach to multiple gate field-effect transistor (MuGFET)-based process technologies is better optimized for next-generation mobile system-on-chips (SoCs) than that of Intel Corp.'s. It is expected that CPTF and Globalfoundries will implement FinFETs (double-gate transistors) into its 14nm process tech in three-four years from now.

“We believe we have a much better finFET, that is optimised for mobile SoCs,” said Subramani Kengeri, vice president of design solutions at Globalfoundries, reports ElectroIQ web-site.

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