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Samsung expects to master the 1.4-nm process by 2027

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun13,2024

Samsung expects to master the 1.4-nm process by 2027

The South Korean company Samsung Electronics has mastered the production of 3nm products in combination with the use of a transistor structure with an ambient gate (GAA) as early as the middle of 2022, ahead of all competitors, but it did not bring significant success among customers. Currently, Samsung expects to introduce 1.4-nm lithography standards by 2027, and also to start using power supply from the back side of the silicon wafer as part of the 2-nm process.

This became known as a result of the speech of Samsung representatives at a related event, as noted by Bloomberg and Reuters. The company reminded its customers that it can simultaneously supply their computing accelerators with HBM-type memory, engage in the production of chips and their subsequent packaging. Just this combination of competencies will reduce the time of the production cycle by 20%.

According to Samsung forecasts, by 2028 the capacity of the semiconductor component market will grow to $778 billion, thanks to the spread of computing accelerators for artificial intelligence systems. At that time, Samsung directly expects to increase the number of customers who order such products from it by five times from the current level, and increase the related revenue by nine times. Samsung representatives share the views of the founder of OpenAI Sam Altman (Sam Altman) on the needs of the industry in production capacities for the release of computing accelerators. According to him, it will be necessary to build dozens of new chip factories to meet the demand.

Gain gate transistors (GAA), according to Samsung, will play an increasingly significant role in the production of complex chips using advanced technologies. The company expects to start mass production of second-generation 3nm chips in the second half of this year. The structure of GAA transistors will also be used within Samsung's 2-nm process.

What's more, the company will also introduce power supply from the back side of the silicon wafer, but already within the second generation of its 2-nm process. By 2027, the production of chips using 1.4 nm technology will be mastered. According to TrendForce, in the first quarter of this year, Samsung's share of the contract chip manufacturing services market fell sequentially from 11.3% to 11%. The market leader remains TSMC, which increased its share consistently from 61.2% to 61.7%.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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