Samsung have detailed that they will start 4 nm risk production by 2020, 7 nm is going to hit by 2018. Samsung are well pretty much kings of the tech industry when it comes to diversity. A lot of folks in non IT community might think of them with tablets and the smartphones but reality is much bigger.
Samsung produce pretty much everything and one of the key sources, one of their key revenues is the manufacturing of various processes. Now this includes things such as Snapdragons and currently that is being processed, also created on the 10 nm process.
So, according to Kevin Low he has said that “Our roadmap is full of hope and ambition, because Samsung is not just planning these new process processes, but at these point in time really can achieve the scheduled plan“. He by the way is the senior director of marketing.
This is information which perhaps is going to shock some of you because Intel are not so far along in fact Intel is lagging behind, they have got 7nm slated for 2020. But you can’t compare process technology to process technology. They are ultimately manufacturing very very different processors.
Now shrinking of processes for those who don’t know is a very too long didn’t read and it’s certainly not going to go into all of the details is wonderful for reduction of battery improvement rather battery life in all ways it drains more in a less energy, more power efficient and data centers and there are other benefits. Essentially you are shrinking size of the transistors on the actual silicon itself. So, in other words you could fit more of them within the same space or conversely have at the same level of performance in a smaller space. Now one of the benefit behind that is you can ultimately put more cache on the chip or more processor cores. What it doesn’t necessarily do is scale performance linearly.