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Originally Posted by Gungnir View Post

I wouldn't be terribly surprised if this chip isn't really intended to be released, and is more intended to test the node. 2018 does seem pretty early for 7nm, other than possibly for Apple.

yes Samsung, TSMC, and even Intel are talking about 7nm in 2018, but pretty much all talk is about LPE mobile nodes coming on line then. But you could be right, LPE is not too drastically different than the same node of LPP, so getting experience on one could benefit the other in production design and ramp up.

here is some interesting news about 7nm node and how each company will do it though:
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227229-samsung-full-speed-ahead-for-10nm-euv-deploys-at-the-7nm-node
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All of these issues are why Intel and TSMC have both implied they won’t introduce EUV until they hit the 5nm node.

Samsung, in contrast, is forecasting EUV adoption at 7nm. If the company hits that target, it would give it a significant potential cost advantage over its foundry rivals — but only if the EUV hardware is ready to come online. Betting and missing on EUV as a 7nm solution could cripple Samsung’s foundry technology if TSMC and Intel bet on traditional scaling methods and see better results.
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