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Samsung 14nm is not equivalent to Intel 14nm.

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mas   Thursday, 04/23/15 06:59:23 AM
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Samsung 14nm is not equivalent to Intel 14nm.

This can be quantified.

TSMC 16FF has 90nm gate pitch, 64nm minimum metal pitch.
Samsung 14FF has 78nm gate pitch, 64nm minimum metal pitch.
Intel 14nm has 70nm gate pitch, 52nm minimum metal pitch.

If transistor area can be compared by the ratio of (gate pitch * minimum metal pitch) you get the following relative transistor area sizes

TSMC 16FF - 1.58
Samsung 14FF - 1.37
Intel 14nm - 1.00

It's obvious that the foundries initial Finfet processes are roughly a half-node larger than Intel's 14nm in density.

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