Semiconductor manufacturers are currently in fierce competition to reach the 3nm fabrication nodeBut even in this tense competition, things are going well for them, since the demand is so high that everyone knows that they will not be able to meet it in the short term. Together with TMSC, Samsung It is one of those manufacturers that is having a good time; having closed the third quarter of 2021 with 13.3 billion dollars in profits.
3nm in 2022 and 2nm in 2025, Samsung’s promise
That said, the South Korean manufacturer recently confirmed in a press release that, despite setbacks, if will be producing 3GAE and 3GAP transistors; However, that production will not begin until the first half of 2022, so the shortage of chips is likely to continue for a long time.
Although the company did not delve into the reasons why things will be this way, at halftime it is certain that you’ll have plenty of customers for your 4nm chips; the latter also goes to TMSC, whose technology is supposed to be superior to Samsung’s offering.
On the other hand, Samsung ensures that the 3nm manufacturing node for SoCs guarantees a 35% performance increase and 50% reduction in energy consumption compared to 5nm lithography. However, no one has any idea yet how this will compare to the 3nm on the TSMC side.
Additionally, the press release reveals that Samsung plans to start its second generation 3nm in 2023. Recently added to Samsung’s technology roadmap, the 2nm process node with MBCFET is in early stages of development with mass production planned for 2025, Very ambitious isn’t it?
Finally, we can expect to hear a little more information at the Samsung Foundry Safe Forum that will take place in November of this year.