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Samsung filling out smartphone chip line with 11nm offering

New option will enter mass production next year

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics will add a key mid- to high-range option to its smartphone chip portfolio in the first half of 2018 with an 11-nanometer offering.

Chips made with 11nm technology will be up to 10% smaller and offer 15% better performance than those made via the current 14nm process. Memory chips used in smartphones and personal computers form the backbone of the South Korean company's chipmaking business, but it sees market expansion for system chips as well.

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