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Samsung Foundry has started mass production of chips using its 6LPP and 7LPP manufacturing processes at its new V1 fab. The new facility employs one of the industry’s first production lines built from the ground up for technologies that heavily use EUV tools. EUVL is a key enabler for Samsung’s next-generation leading-edge fabrication processes as it allows to reduce usage of multipatterning, and increases yields of chips architected for smaller technologies. Samsung currently uses EUVL equipment for its 6LPP and 7LPP nodes, and will expand its usage in future nodes such as 5LPE, 4LPE, 3GAE, and 3GAP processes. Advertised PPA Improvements of New Process Technologies Data announced by companies during conference calls, press briefings and in press releases 7LPP vs 10LPE 6LPP vs 7LPP 5LPE vs 7LPP 3GAE vs 7LPP Power 50% lower 20% 50% Performance 20% ? 10% 35% Area Reduction 40% ~9% <20% 40% Samsung Foundry’s 7LPP and...

Samsung Kicks Off Mass Production of AI Chip for Baidu: 260 TOPS at 150 W

Samsung Foundry and Baidu this week said that the companies were about to start mass production of an AI accelerator chip early in 2020. Baidu’s Kunlun chip is to...

9 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2019

Samsung to Expand 3D NAND Fab in China

Samsung reportedly plans to invest billions of dollars to expand its 3D NAND production facility in Xian, China. If the company proceeds with the plan, bit production capacity of...

5 by Anton Shilov on 12/17/2019

Samsung Unveils Galaxy A51 & Galaxy A71 Mid-Range Smartphones: 6.5/6.7-Inches With 4-Module Cameras

While Samsung draws most of its smartphone reputation from its high-end phones, the bulk of the phones that the company sells are are not the $700+ Galaxy S series...

23 by Anton Shilov on 12/16/2019

Update: Sales of Samsung Galaxy Fold Are Nowhere Near 1 Million Units

Update 12/14: While claims were earlier made by Samsung's Chief Strategy Officer that the company had sold 1 million Galaxy Folds, the company has since stepped in to correct...

20 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2019

Samsung to Use SiFive RISC-V Cores for SoCs, Automotive, 5G Applications

At the annual RISC-V Summit this week, Samsung disclosed the use SiFive’s RISC-V cores for upcoming chips for a variety of applications. The company is joining a growing list...

18 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2019

Fireside Interview on 5G with Cristano Amon and Alex Katouzian, Qualcomm

A little while back, ahead of Qualcomm’s upcoming Tech Summit, we spoke to President of Qualcomm Cristano Amon and SVP/GM of Qualcomm’s Mobile Technologies Alex Katouzian. Qualcomm’s march in...

27 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/2/2019

Best Android Phones: Q4 2019

It’s autumn and we’re nearing the holiday season – more importantly, every smartphone vendor has released their 2019 devices and we now have a complete overview over the competitive...

79 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/12/2019

Samsung Develops Intel Lakefield-Based Galaxy Book S: Always-Connected x86 PC

Among several items at its developers conference this week, Samsung revealed that it was working on a version of its always-connected Galaxy Book S laptop powered by Intel’s Lakefield...

29 by Anton Shilov on 10/31/2019

Samsung Launches Galaxy Book Flex: Convertibles with QLED Displays & Ice Lake

In addition to announcing its Galaxy Book Ion notebooks, Samsung this week also introduced its convertible Galaxy Book Flex laptops. Unlike their classic counterparts, the Galaxy Book Flex PCs...

8 by Anton Shilov on 10/30/2019

Samsung Reveals Galaxy Book Ion: Ultralight Laptops w/ QLED Monitor & Comet Lake

Samsung has introduced its new Galaxy Book Ion lineup of laptops that bring together an ultralight weight, an innovative display with quantum dot-enhanced backlighting, and Intel’s 10th Generation Core...

15 by Anton Shilov on 10/30/2019

Samsung Launches Single-Chip uMCP Packages with LPDDR4X DRAM & UFS 3.0 Storage

Samsung has introduced a new lineup of all-in-one memory packages for smartphones that integrate both DRAM and storage. The latest generation of uMCP devices now feature up to 12...

27 by Anton Shilov on 10/24/2019

Samsung Announces Exynos 990: 7nm EUV, M5, G77, LPDDR5 Flagship SoC alongside Exynos 5123 5G Modem

Today Samsung unexpectedly announced the brand new Exynos 990 chipset – likely to be Samsung’s flagship SoC for 2020, employing the newest IP and offering the newest features on...

52 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/23/2019

Samsung to Invest $11 Billion in QD-OLED Panel Production

Samsung Display has announced plans to invest a further ₩13.1 trillion ($11 billion) in the R&D and production of QD-OLED TV panels. The plan includes building up two QD-OLED...

42 by Anton Shilov on 10/15/2019

Samsung & TSMC Develop 8nm & 7nm Automotive-Grade Nodes

As vehicles are getting ‘smarter’ and gaining autopilot capabilities, it is easy to predict that the demand for higher-performing and more complex automotive SoCs will be growing rapidly in...

29 by Anton Shilov on 10/14/2019

New Tools & IP Accelerate Development of 5nm Arm ‘Hercules’ SoCs

Arm, Synopsys, and Samsung Foundry have developed a set of optimized tools and IP that will enable chip designers to build next-generation SoCs based on Arm’s Hercules processor cores...

8 by Anton Shilov on 10/10/2019

G.Skill Launches 32 GB DDR4 Modules, 256 GB Kits: Up to DDR4-4000

G.Skill has now rolled out its 32 GB unbuffered DDR4 modules in dual-channel and quad-channel memory kits. The modules are offered with data transfer rates from 2666 MT/s to...

27 by Anton Shilov on 10/9/2019

Samsung Develops 12-Layer 3D TSV DRAM: Up to 24 GB HBM2

Samsung on Monday said that it had developed the industry’s first 12-layer 3D packaging for DRAM products. The technology uses through silicon vias (TSVs) to create high-capacity HBM memory...

11 by Anton Shilov on 10/7/2019

IDC PC Monitor Trends: IPS and 21.5-Inch Most Popular, Curved Displays Get Traction

Sales of large displays and/or gaming displays have been increasing in the past few years, but recently monitor manufacturers have also rolled-out oversized displays and curved LCDs for their...

29 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2019

Samsung’s Micro LED Wall TVs Now Available: Up to 8K, Up to 292-Inches

Samsung has started global sales of its Micro LED-based 'The Wall' display systems. The Wall televisions will be available in multiple configurations, but customized according to individual orders. The...

33 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2019

Samsung Stops Production of Phones in China

Samsung had ceased to make mobile phones in China, the company revealed on Wednesday. The company has been withdrawing from handset manufacturing in the country for a while now...

15 by Anton Shilov on 10/2/2019

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