Connect with us

Samsung

Samsung Ramps Up 3nm Chip Production to Compete with TSMC

Published

on


Samsung is eagerly trying to compete with the biggest chip manufacturer, TSMC. To do that, the company has increased the production of the 3nm chip. However, it is still not achieving the same yield rate as TSMC. 

According to a tipster, @Teck_Reve, Samsung’s initial yield rate was 10 to 20%, which has now increased by over threefold, but he didn’t mention the exact amount of production increase. 

If you don’t know about the yield rate, it is a measure of the usable chips manufactured at a facility. It is calculated as the percentage of the total number of chips produced. If the yield rate is high, the number of defective chips is low. Ultimstrly it mrsdutr the efficiency of the  chips production. 

The Korean giant has started making 3nm chips in 2022, but it has struggled to achieve the yield rate. It has transitioned from the FinFET transistor architecture to the more advanced GAA architecture, but Samsung hasn’t achieved the desired yield rate while at the same time the TSSMC, with the same 3nm fabrication manufacturing, has achieved the efficiency and has enjoyed the yield.

However, if the report is inaccurate, there are some positive signs that Samsung is trying to fill the gap between the efficiency of manufacturing. As per the tipster, the Korean giant is providing the 4nm chips, which employ the FinFET architecture. The power efficiency and logic area have increased by 20–30%. If this happens, the company will get a major advantage to edge the 3nm semiconductor market.

According to a recent report, Samsung has informed its customers about a rebranding of its 2nd-generation 3nm process. The company will call the 2nm process instead of the 2nd generation 3nm process, technically a 3 nanometer process, but the Korean firm is renaming it to 2nm. It is confusing that the company is taking this step, but the real 2nm chips will be available next year’s second quarter.


Hello, I'm Raghav a part-time writer of Samlover. Curiosity coursing through my veins, I'm a knowledge junkie with a knack for explaining the complex in ways that make sense (even if it takes a few extra words). Don't be fooled by the big headphones and ebook reader facade - I might disappear into worlds of words and ideas, but Doubt, my ever-vigilant canine companion, keeps me grounded. He's the furry alarm clock that drags me to the park twice a day, reminding me that the real world exists beyond the pages and podcasts. So, forgive the occasional long-winded post – consider it a side effect of an insatiable mind fueled by a love for learning and a loyal mutt who ensures I never get lost in the labyrinth of knowledge.

Samsung

Samsung Self-Repair Program Discontinued by iFixit Over Accessibility Issues

Published

on

By


Samsung partnered with iFixit a couple of years ago and introduced a self-repair scheme in the US as an alternative to Apple’s program. This program is known for its repair guides, which make the program user-friendly. 

Now iFixit has decided to step back from collaborating with Samsung on this program. It is expected that Self-Repiar will live on with another partner, but iFixit will no longer play a role in it. iFixit has made some crucial claims regarding ‘obstacles’ from Samsung that prevented it from achieving the objective; however, the Korean brand has not responded yet. 

Regarding this decision, iFixit stated that even after its best efforts, it has not been able to deliver on the promise of offering independent repair shops with the tools and parts they require. The brand also depresses the point that it has continued going through a hard, challenging face that has made it “doubt Samsung’s commitment” to make repairs more accessible for customers. 

Samsung’s Self-Repair program faced various challenges; for instance, spare parts were difficult and expensive for repair shops to obtain; high part prices made repair costly as compared to replacing the device; and Samsung’s glued-together phone design raised repair difficulty and cost. iFixit also claims that the design of Samsung’s Galaxy devices is “frustratingly glued together,” forcing the brand to sell batteries and screens in pre-glued bundles that repair costs. 

In the end, iFixit says that it has ended its partnership with Samsung, saying that the Korean giant’s progress towards repairability doesn’t align with its mission. Starting next month, iFixit will cease to be an authorized third-party parts and tool distributor for Samsung. 

However, Samsung has not commented on the situation, but a response is expected due to the seriousness of iFixit’s claims. 

Follow Sam Lover on Your Favorite Social Media Platforms


Continue Reading

Samsung

Samsung Leads European Smartphone Market in Q1 2024

Published

on

By


Samsung never fails to maintain its legacy of leading the tech market. This is what new reports are proving, since in Europe, the company managed to widen the gap between itself and its rival Apple.

If the latest metrics from Counterpoint Research are to be believed, Samsung was the biggest smartphone brand in Q1 2024. Its market share was 32%, and its sales increased by 7% in the first quarter of this year as compared to the first of last year (Q1 2023). However, somewhere, the Galaxy S24 series is the key reason behind the increment in sales since it was already reported that within a few days after its launch, the Galaxy S24 broke its predecessor’s Galaxy S23 series’ sales record. 

While its sales volume increase was not as good as the overall sales rise in the European market, which was at 10%, For the first time in two years, the South Korean firm regained its number one position in central and eastern European regions from Xiaomi. Apple scored a 25% share of the European smartphone market, two percentage points lower than last year. This means that iPhone sales decreased this year. Not only this, but iPhone sales are also expected to continue dropping until the launch of the iPhone 16 in Q4 2024. 

Xiaomi’s sales increased by 11% over 2023, and its overall market share in the European smartphone market earned 18%. Honor and Realme were the brands that showed the highest growth, and noticeably, Honor’s sales increased by 67% to reach a market share of 4%, whereas Reamle’s sales rose by 59% to reach a market share of 4%. 

Follow Sam Lover on Your Favorite Social Media Platforms


Continue Reading

Samsung

Samsung Knox Enhances Security to Curb AI Misuse

Published

on

By


Transparently, Samsung is now dedicatedly focusing on AI security, and ethics are gaining traction. The reason behind this seems to be their chairman’s emphasis on responsible AI use. 

This suggests a growing trend within Samsung to get well-off and upgrade products and services that prioritize AI safety and ethical considerations. On May 22, industry sources reported that during the AI Seoul Summit held virtually on May 21, Lee Jae-young stated, “It is crucial to responsibly utilize the advantages of AI technology.” 

He also added, “Globally, there must be discussions on how to minimize the misuse of AI and maximize its benefits during the innovation process.” This meeting followed up on discussions from the AI Safety Summit held in Bletchley Park in the U.K. in November 2023 and was the second meeting co-hosted by South Korea and the U.K. 

Crimes using AI—for instance, breaches of personal information, corporate data theft, and financial sector hacking—are increasing globally, and now Samsung Electronics has been actively focusing attention on the safety of its AI products and services. The company is looking forward to preventing customer attrition in the AI market by increasing consumer trust. 

Currently, Samsung has debuted the application of its security solution “Knox” to “Family Care,” which was revealed at its Suwon site. Samsung’s AI home appliances are connected through an integrated SmartThings platform and have improved security because of privacy concerns. During the Bespoke AI Media Day in April, the incorporation of Knox into each home appliance was heavily emphasized. Vice Chairman Han Jin-hee stated, “The core of Bespoke AI is trustworthy security,” adding, “We prioritize security so that consumers can use our products with confidence.” 

Follow Sam Lover on Your Favorite Social Media Platforms

Via


Continue Reading