Samsung’s New Processor Tech Boasts Big Efficiency Upgrades

A Samsung nanometer chip installed in a smartphone.A Samsung nanometer chip installed in a smartphone.

The latest processor technology by Samsung is poised to introduce significant improvements to energy-efficiency and performance.

The new processor technology still utilizes the same system-on-chip (SOC) installation that Samsung relies on today but at a fraction of the size. An SOC is a circuit that integrates all of the components and features of a computer into a single chip. That means SOCs are used in smartphones, servers and cloud data centers.

The upgraded technology, which will be mass produced throughout the next year, is only 10-nanometers (nm). Compared to the Samsung’s first-generation 14nm processors, the new technology uses an advanced 3D transistor structure that will significantly boost efficiency and performance.

The new processors boost performance by 27 percent and use 40 percent less power than the first-generation chips.

A close-up of Samung SOC technology.
A close-up of Samung’s SOC technology.

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Devices on the market typically utilize 22nm and 14nm technologies, but, like Samsung, more manufacturers are moving toward a 10nm standard.

Samsung’s new second-generation 10nm chips are slated for mass production by the second half of 2017, while improved 14nm chips will still be utilized in some devices in early 2017.

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