Samsung Electronics one of the best decisions to scale up its chip production capacity by 2023
Samsung Electronics to scale up its chip production capacity by 2023
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Samsung Set to begin mass production in 2023, Samsung’s new DRAM will advance next-generation computing, data centers and AI applications with industry-leading performance and greater power efficiency
Samsung Electronics today announced the development of its 16-gigabit (Gb) DDR5 DRAM built using the industry’s first 12-nanometer (nm)-class process technology, as well as the completion of product evaluation for compatibility with AMD.
“Our 12nm-range DRAM will be a key enabler in driving market-wide adoption of DDR5 DRAM,” said Jooyoung Lee, Executive Vice President of DRAM Product & Technology at Samsung Electronics. “With exceptional performance and power efficiency, we expect our new DRAM to serve as the foundation for more sustainable operations in areas such as next-generation computing, data centers and AI-driven systems.”
“Innovation often requires close collaboration with industry partners to push the bounds of technology,” said Joe Macri, Senior VP, Corporate Fellow and Client, Compute and Graphics CTO at AMD. “We are thrilled to once again collaborate with Samsung, particularly on introducing DDR5 memory products that are optimized and validated on ‘Zen’ platforms.”
This technological leap was made possible through the use of a new high-κ material that increases cell capacitance and proprietary design technology that improves critical circuit characteristics. Combined with advanced, multi-layer extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, the new DRAM features the industry’s highest die density, which enables a 20 percent gain in wafer productivity.
Leveraging the latest DDR5 standard, Samsung’s 12nm-class DRAM will help unlock speeds of up to 7.2 gigabits per second (Gbps). This translates into processing two 30 gigabyte (GB) UHD movies in just one second.
The new DRAM’s exceptional speed is matched by greater power efficiency. Consuming up to 23 percent less power than the previous DRAM, the 12nm-class DRAM will be an ideal solution for global IT companies pursuing more environment-friendly operations.
With mass production set to begin in 2023, Samsung plans to broaden its DRAM lineup built on this cutting-edge 12nm-class process technology into a wide range of market segments as it continues to work with industry partners to support the rapid expansion of next-generation computing
In contrast to Samsung Electronics, its rival Micron Technology said in a statement that it would scale down its investments in fiscal 2023 to between $7 billion and $7.5 billion, compared with $12 billion in fiscal 2022. While another rival Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC has reduced its 2022 annual investment budget by at least 10%.
Electronic and tech giant Samsung Electronics; despite the forecasts of an economic recession is planning to scale up its chip production capacity by 2023 at its largest semiconductor plant next year; according to media reports. The move of Samsung Electronics is opposite to that of other rival players in the Chip-manufacturing segment such as Micron Technology and TSMC; amid falling demand.
According to market experts; Samsung Electronics’ brave investment plans will support it in securing a market share in memory chips segment and support its share price when demand recovers. Electronic giant plans to increase the capacity of its P3 factory in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, by adding 12-inch wafers capacity for DRAM memory chips, media sources reported. Samsung Electronics will also expand the plant with an additional 4-nanometre chip capacity, which will be made according to clients’ designs sources said.
It is to be noted that P3, which is producing units for cutting-edge NAND flash memory chips is the company’s largest chip manufacturing facility. In contrast to Samsung Electronics, its rival Micron Technology said in a statement that it would scale down its investments in fiscal 2023 to between $7 billion and $7.5 billion, compared with $12 billion in fiscal 2022. While another rival Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC has reduced its 2022 annual investment budget by at least 10%.
“The chip industry downturn will add to the difficulties of No. 2 and below chip companies, and have a positive impact on the market control of top companies such as Samsung,” Greg Roh, head of research at Hyundai Motor Securities, said in a client note on Monday.
Source Samsung Newsroom
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