Recall, FD-SOI technology is positioned as an alternative to FinFET. According to Globalfoundries, 12FDX provide the same performance as the 10-nanometer FinFET technology, but lower power consumption at a cost less than the cost of a 16-nanometer FinFET. The superiority of modern FinFET technology performance is 15% gain in energy consumption - 50%.
By mastering 12FDX Technologies Dresden factory Globalfoundries Fab 1. Transfer of production of the first order is scheduled for the first half of 2019.