GLOBALFOUNDRIES has announced that it has successfully demonstrated it can mass produce next-gen AMD products using its advanced 14nm FinFET process technology. Now that this milestone has been passed it is planned that GLOBALFOUNDRIES will be used for fabrication of multiple AMD products coming in 2016 and beyond.
Multiple AMD products are said to have been taped out using the 14nm Low Power Plus (14LPP) process technology at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. The firm says that production samples are now being made ahead of expected mass production next year. This 14LPP platform provides three-dimensional, fully-depleted FinFET transistors and is expected to result in higher-performance, more power-efficient compute and graphics technologies across a broad set of applications.
Mark Papermaster, senior vice president and chief technology officer at AMD thanked GLOBALFOUNDRIES for working "tirelessly" to reach this milestone, and reaffirmed that this process technology would be put to use across AMD's CPU, APU, and GPU products.
The new AMD products based upon 14LPP will provide "a performance boost over 28nm technology, while maintaining a superior power footprint and providing a true cost advantage due to significant area scaling," said GLOBALFOUNDRIES SVP of product management, Mike Cadigan.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES says that its performance-enhanced 14LPP technology is ramping with production-ready yields and excellent model-to-hardware correlation. It expects the early ramp to complete in Q4 this year before full-scale production in the new year.