Samsung today announced that its subsidiary, Samsung Foundry is now qualified to develop chips using 32nm low power (LP) high-k metal gate (HKMG) process technology. The process has been successfully tested at Samsung Foundry’s 300-millimeter logic fabrication line, the S Line, in South Korea and is ready for production.
As part of the process, Samsung showed off a SoC using the 32nm LP HKMG technology. The SoC used Synopsys’ Galaxy Implementation Platform that showed 30 percent dynamic power reduction and 55 percent leakage power reduction as compared to a 45nm LP SoC.
Samsung says Foundry’s 32nm LP HKMG process technology will pave the way for a smoother migration to 28nm LP tech.