According to the online publication Business KoreaSamsung Electronics intends to start mass-producing third-generation 4nm chips in the second half of this year. It has not only stabilized the yield percentage, but also improved the performance, energy consumption and other properties of the end products. According to media reports, this gives Samsung the opportunity to win or return large corporate customers.
According to the company’s report published on March 12, it intends to start production of 2nd and 3rd generation 4nm chips in the first half of this year. They offer better performance compared to SF4E, an early version of 4nm chips. It is known that even after the commercialization of SF4E, Samsung Electronics was not always able to maintain the production of quality products at the required level, which, as reported, resulted in it Business Koreathe company lost its biggest customer – Qualcomm, which switched to cooperation with TSMC.
However, according to media reports, the yield of suitable products manufactured using the 4 nm process is already 60%. Although the company is still far from TSMC, which has a similar figure of 70-80%, experts say the quality of South Korean production is improving rapidly.
As product quality improves, competition with TSMC in the 5nm and above chip market will also develop.
Accordingly Business KoreaToday, the 3nm process technology is the most advanced, but most of the products of advanced semiconductor factories are still 4nm and 5nm chips. According to Counterpoint Research, 4 and 5nm chips accounted for 22% of global production in the third quarter of last year, 6 and 7nm chips – 16%, 16, 14 and 12nm chips – 11 % .
It was reported back in February that Samsung Electronics intends to borrow around $16 billion from its Samsung Display division to develop semiconductor manufacturing, even amid a drop in demand and a general crisis in the industry.