PPA and value optimized key enabler of 5G/AI
5G infrastructure, AI and networking related products account for over half of 16 and 12nm product tape-outs. AI, 5G infrastructure and networking drove significant portion of the incremental growth and the momentum is expected to continue.
N16 is a good example to show case our effort in extending technology lifetime while offering continuous enhancements in performance, power, area or cost. The prolonged technology lifetime protects your platform investment. The continuous improvements offer flexibility in technology selection for our customers' product roadmap.
Our newest addition to the N16/N12 families are the 16FFC+ and 12FFC+. Compared with 16FFC, 16FFC+ has improved 10% same-power speed or 20% same-speed power. Versus 12FFC, 12FFC+ improves same-power speed by 7% and same-speed power by 15%. Process corners are tightened to improve product speed and power at sign-off. Similar to N6 migration from N7, there's no design rule changes. Existing IPs can be re-simulated for margin checks, re-characterized for design update, or fine-tuned to fully leverage the speed and power advantages.