ARM and TSMC to shift to 10nm node in late 2015

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ARM and TSMC are gearing up to shift to a 10nm manufacturing process for 64-bit ARMv8-A SoCs in 2015, a move which should improve performance and energy efficiency compared to current-generation chips. The announcement of the shift to 10nm continues...

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This isn't beneficial for Intel. Trigate is simply three FinFET gates working in parn the case of Intel'e 22nm FinFET gates the deficiency was due to the fact that the 3D fin was triangular and therefore had undesirable properties because of this. TMSC has managed to do it with 2 gates, presumably because their fins are thinner or more constant in their thickness. Also 3 gates take up more space than two.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multigate_device#Tri-gate_transistor
 

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