Samsung will soon start producing second generation 10nm chips

Intel made the “tick-tock” approach famous and while things have gotten more complicated recently, the basic rhythm of chip releases lives on. Samsung has announced that the second generation of its 10nm process is ready for production and the company is increasing its manufacturing capacity.

The Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 are built on 10nm LPE (Low Power Early). The second generation is called 10nm LPP (for Low Power Plus) and features enhancements to the 3D FinFET structure.

The result is a 10% performance gain or a 15% power consumption reduction. We will probably see 10nm LPP…