Samsung has faced tough times in the semiconductor market; it has faced heavy losses in the last couple of quarters. However, the third quarter of the year reports that the company is now recovering from it and achieving better results and profits than expected. For your information, in the last quarter, the company booked a profit of $2.4 trillion, which is a 400% improvement compared to Q2 2023. Now, to maintain its profitability and demand for the company, it is planning to start production of new fabrication chips by the second half of 2024.
Samsung Foundry’s new generation 3nm and 4nm power the high-end fabrication process
Earlier, Samsung focused on the production of the 4nm and 3nm old generation processes for fabrication, but due to the tough competition from TSMC, the company is now rapidly switching its plans to produce new and improved generations of the 4NM and 3NM processes. This is a well-planned strategy to overtake its competitors.
For your information, the first generation of the 3nm process was launched last year with the motive of providing fast processing of complex cryptocurrency mining chips. The company doesn’t share exact data about the performance of this technology, but it has been said that it works with 34% less power consumption and a 21% reduction in area than SF4.
Additionally, the latest generation 4nm chip fabrication process, SF4X, is designed to suit high-performance computing applications in CPUs and GPUs in data centers. According to the data shared by Samsung Foundry, the latest 4nm process SF4X offers 10% better performance and uses 23% less power compared to the previously developed process, i.e., SF4.
Samsung’s future plans
If everything goes as planned, then it is expected that Samsung’s fourth-generation 4nm fabrication process could be used by some big players in the chip market, like AMD. However, it is not confirmed yet, but it is possible that the company can use this fabrication technique to make its own Exinox processor, the Exynos 2500 chipset, for the Galaxy S25 series.
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