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Market Insight: The Era of FinFET Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology for Mobile Applications Has Arrived

Published: 31 May 2013

ID: G00246720

Analyst(s): Samuel Wang

Summary

Semiconductor manufacturing technology using FinFETs has arrived and is causing major changes to the process flow, equipment, electronic design automation, IP and design methodology. The race between IDMs and foundries to develop FinFET technology for mobile product application processors has begun.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Necessity of FinFET
  • Manufacturers of FinFET
  • Naming of FinFET Technologies by Manufacturers
  • Adoption of Advanced Technology Is a Chain Reaction
  • Use of FinFET Technology for Mobile Application Processors
    • Intel
    • Apple
    • Samsung
    • Qualcomm
  • Other Key Application Processor Suppliers Will Migrate to FinFET

Background and Context

  • Mobile Products Need Advanced Logic Wafers
  • Challenges of FinFET Technology

The Impact

Conclusion

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