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Samsung Reaches Milestone For 14nm Technology 123

An anonymous reader writes "Samsung announced a milestone on its development of 14nm manufacturing semiconductors, claiming that it offers major advantages to system-on-chip devices using in consumer electronic products (especially lower power). They recently taped out a Cortex-A7 processor with this technology, calling it a significant milestone for the fabless ecosystem."
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Samsung Reaches Milestone For 14nm Technology

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  • by brindafella ( 702231 ) <brindafella@gCOF ... m minus caffeine> on Sunday December 23, 2012 @06:55PM (#42377717) Homepage

    One could think that this announcement of 14nm development is Samsung one-upping their competition.

    Another interpretation is that companies need to exercise "continuous disclosure" in order to be taken seriously in the share markets and not fall foul of the market regulators which insist that companies reveal important information as soon as is practicable so that investors and possible investors get a true picture of the company's market worth. In most cases, a good-news story is a great way to have the market clamouring to invest, and so assists the company to raise the capital needed to get its developments to market.

    It also does not hurt to rub the nose of the opposition.

  • by icebike ( 68054 ) on Sunday December 23, 2012 @08:22PM (#42378225)

    With Samsung being able to get down to 14nm, that means every company benefits.

    You put too much polish on the apple.

    Fabless means you are someone else's Bitch. You have to buy from someone else because you don't have a fabrication facility to make your own processors.

      Like Apple, currently shopping around for another chip manufacturer after Samsung raised prices, (to earn back billion dollar fine which will most likely be overturned on appeal). Even if Apple finds another fab to make their processors and related chips, they will still be a generation behind Samsung.

    With the power savings available at 14nm, Samsung will be able to ask premium prices. All the smaller manufactures will end up buying from Samsung.

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