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[XBit] Samsung to Initiate Test Production of 20nm Chips in 2011.

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Samsung: 20nm Chips Will Feature Up to 12 Billion of Transistors

Samsung Electronics, a major maker of consumer electronics, memory and various semiconductors, said on Wednesday that later this year it would start test production of chips using 20nm process technology. The company will offer its foundry customers test shuttles in the second half of the year. So far Samsung is the first foundry provider to promise test of 20nm in 2011.

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Will 20nm NAND have even lower lifespan than 25nm? Will it finally bring SSD prices down? What chips do Samsung fab that have 8-12 billion transistors? They don't fab GPUs, their NAND isn't that big, and their ARM chips are tiny.
    
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The graph is detailing potential.

Basically 32nm chips can hold 4-6Bil while 20nm chips can hold 8-12bil in the same package size.
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