Samsung is a global leader in both mobile phones and semiconductor products. Their semiconductor business is one of the main sources of the company’s income, having invested billions in research and development. Recently, Samsung has been given the green light to start mass-producing third generation 4nm chipsets. This chip is said to have a low operating temperature, making it more power-efficient than its predecessor. Samsung plans to begin manufacturing the chips in June or July 2023, and is currently building factories in the United States focused on producing 4nm chips.
Sources indicate that Samsung achieved a high wafer yield for the 4nm chips, making them a profitable investment. The popularity of 4nm and 5nm chips in mobile devices continues to grow, comprising a total of 22% of chips in use. In addition, 6nm and 7nm chips follow closely behind at 16%. However, the manufacturing process for these chips can be wasteful and inefficient, with a low yield on single wafers. This leads companies like Qualcomm to contract other manufacturers such as TSMC with a higher wafer yield.
Samsung’s focus on research and development has led to their position as a global leader in the semiconductor industry. As they move forward with the production of 4nm chips, their continued investment in this technology is sure to drive further innovation in the field.