United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) today announced that it has entered mass production for customer ICs based on the company's self-developed 14nm FinFET technology.
The foundry is shipping 14nm wafers to its customers and says it has achieved industry-competitive yields for the highly advanced process, which is being utilized for pioneering new consumer electronic applications.
UMC's 14nm FinFET technology performance is competitive with the semiconductor industry's leading standards, featuring 55% higher speed and twice the gate density over 28nm process technology. The 14nm process also consumes approximately 50% less power than 28nm. UMC is producing the 14nm customer ICs at the company's Fab 12A in Tainan, Taiwan and expects to steadily ramp its 14nm manufacturing capacity according to customer demand.