The South Korean giants have taken a leap in manufacturing efficient SoCs and EUV chips in recent years. Not only are they manufacturing for themselves but also supplying others like Qualcomm & NVIDIA as well.
Samsung already make its own 7nm chips but expanding more of its chip manufacturing is good for their business especially competing with Taiwanese giant TSMC who is progressing at rocket speed.
The company has announced it’s new V1 facility in Hwaseong, Korea which will begin the mass production of its 6nm and 7nm chips based on the EUV (Extreme Ultraviolet) lithography process.
According to Samsung’s roadmap, it’s 7nm EUV chip capacity will triple by end of 2020 and they plan to start shipping its 6nm and 7nm-based mobile chips in this Q1 2020.
Back in August 2019, Samsung announced it’s first 7nm EUV based Exynos 9825 chipset featuring on its Galaxy Note 10 Duo. Now, the tech giant aims to continue the development of its 5nm & 4nm chips and plans to break the 3nm barrier in the coming years.
Samsung now owns six chip production units, five of which are based out of South Korea (two in Giheung and three in Hwaseong) and one in the US (Austin, Texas) that supplies chips for notable clients including Qualcomm, Intel and NVIDIA.
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