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Samsung Unveils State-of-the-art Application Processor with 14nm FinFET Process Technology

Friday, November 13, 2015

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SEOUL, KOREA: Samsung Electronics unveils its latest application processor, Exynos 8 Octa 8890, built on 14nm FinFET process technology. The newest addition to the Exynos family of application processors is an integrated one-chip solution that features Samsung’s custom designed CPU based on 64-bit ARMv8 architecture and the latest LTE Rel.12 Cat 12/13 modem.

The Exynos 8 Octa offers over 30 percent performance improvements and 10 percent power efficient compared to its predecessor Exynos 7 Octa. It supports enhanced heterogeneous multi-processing for productive utilization of all eight cores to deliver performance and power efficiency in its class.

The octa core processor, four custom and four ARM Cortex A-53, combines the application processor and modem. It offers maximum download speed of up to 600Mbps (Cat 12) and upload speed of up to 150Mbps (Cat 13) with carrier aggregation. The Exynos 8 Octa can deliver exquisite mobile experience, empowering users to enjoy and share HD video content on the go. The one-chip solution enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to reduce the number of parts and overall space required for a device.

“The Exynos 8 Octa is a leading-edge application processor for next-generation mobile devices that incorporates Samsung’s mobile technology leadership in CPU, ISP, and modem as well as process technology,” says Dr. Kyushik Hong, Vice President of System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics. “With our custom designed CPU cores and the industry’s most advanced LTE modem, consumers using mobile devices with the Exynos 8 Octa will experience a new level of mobile computing."

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