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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’s Galaxy Fold Hits the US on September 27th

Samsung will start sales of the latest iteration of its highly-anticipated Galaxy Fold smartphone in the US this week. Two colors are set to be available, Cosmos Black and...

14 by Anton Shilov on 9/24/2019

Samsung’s PCIe Gen 4 Enterprise SSDs Get Reliability & Performance Boost

Almost a year after outlining their first roadmap for PCIe 4.0 SSDs, Samsung's first two models are in mass production: the PM1733 and PM1735 high-end datacenter SSDs. Details about...

4 by Billy Tallis & Anton Shilov on 9/20/2019

Samsung’s 8K QLED TV 55-Inch: A More Affordable 8K Ultra-HD TV

Being flagship televisions available today, 8K Ultra-HD TVs not only feature a resolution of 7680×4320 pixels, but also pack all the latest technologies that manufacturers have to offer these...

51 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2019

Samsung Announces Standards-Compliant Key-Value SSD Prototype

Samsung has announced a new prototype key-value SSD that is compatible with the first industry standard API for key-value storage devices. Earlier this year, the Object Drives working group...

48 by Billy Tallis on 9/5/2019

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Fold Availability, Sort Of

Samsung late on Wednesday disclosed availability of its Galaxy Fold smartphone. The smartphone was originally set to be launched earlier this year, but had been delayed in April because...

21 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2019

Samsung’s A-Series 5G Smartphone: Galaxy A90 5G

With multiple makers of smartphones launching expensive high-end 5G smartphones this year, it was a matter of time before more reasonably priced 5G handsets emerge. Samsung is among the...

10 by Anton Shilov on 9/4/2019

Samsung Announces Exynos 980 - Mid-Range With Integrated 5G Modem

In a surprise announcement, Samsung today unveiled their very first SoC with integrated 5G connectivity. The new chipset isn’t a flagship follow-up to the Exynos 9825 and 9820, but...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/4/2019

Samsung’s CRG5 Curved 27-Inch 240 Hz G-Sync Monitor Now Available for $370

Samsung has started sales of one of the industry’s first curved monitors featuring a 240 Hz maximum refresh rate. Aimed at gamers and esports professionals 'looking for maximum performance'...

19 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2019

Samsung Mulls Suspending South Korea LCD Plant Due to Oversupply

Samsung Display is considering to suspend one of its LCD panel production facilities in South Korea because of oversupply, the company said this week. There is no final decision...

32 by Anton Shilov on 8/16/2019

SMART Modular Shows Off 256 GB Gen-Z Memory Module

SMART Modular this month demonstrated one of the industry’s first prototypes of a EDSFF 3-inch DDR4 Gen-Z memory module. The ZMM supports advanced functionality enabled by the new interface...

16 by Anton Shilov on 8/15/2019

Samsung Unveils ISOCELL Bright HMX 108 MP Sensor for Smartphones

Samsung this week has introduced the industry’s first 108 megapixel image sensor for smartphones. The Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX promises to allow smartphones to take photos comparable to those...

39 by Anton Shilov on 8/13/2019

Japan’s Ministry Approves Shipments of Industrial Chemicals to South Korea

Amidst the ongoing trade conflict between Japan and South Korea, there is some good news to close the week out. The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has...

16 by Anton Shilov on 8/9/2019

Samsung Preps PM1733 PCIe 4.0 Enterprise SSDs For AMD's "Rome" EPYC Processors

With the launch of AMD's new second generation "Rome" EPYC processors, AMD's numerous hardware partners have been lining up to announce their own wares built around the new processors...

45 by Anton Shilov on 8/9/2019

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note10 & Note10+: A Redesign With Feature Disparity

It’s that time of the year again. We’ve made it past the first half of 2019 and all vendors have released their initial flagship devices for the year. Samsung...

106 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/7/2019

Samsung Announces the Exynos 9825 SoC: First 7nm EUV Silicon Chip

This year’s Galaxy S10 has been in a bit of an odd situation: Although Samsung continued to dual-source its SoCs, using both its own Exynos 9820 SoC as well...

49 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/6/2019

Samsung Unveils 6th Generation V-NAND Memory with Up to 136 Layers

Samsung on Tuesday introduced its sixth-generation V-NAND memory, which in a bid to further improve capacity and density, features over 100 active layers. To make V-NAND with over 100...

41 by Anton Shilov on 8/6/2019

Samsung Introduces Galaxy Tab S6: 10.5-Inch AMOLED, Snapdragon 855, New S-Pen

Samsung has introduced its new flagship tablet aimed at consumers that need advanced functionality and performance. The Galaxy Tab S6 comes with a large AMOLED display, Qualcomm’s high-end application...

39 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2019

Samsung’s Aggressive EUV Plans: 6nm Production in H2, 5nm & 4nm On Track

Samsung Foundry formally started to produce chips using its 7LPP (7 nm low power plus) fabrication process last October and has not slowdown development of its manufacturing technologies since...

42 by Anton Shilov on 7/31/2019

32 GB Unbuffered DIMMs Listed from Ten Brands: DDR4-2400 to DDR4-4000

Now that both Samsung and Micron are shipping their 16 Gb DDR4 memory chips to third parties, we're seeing wider availability of 32 GB unbuffered memory modules (UDIMMs). To...

12 by Anton Shilov on 7/31/2019

LG Display & SK Hynix Looking to Diversify Industrial Suppliers as Row with Japan Intensifies

South Korean electronics companies reaffirmed this week that production of computer memory and displays could be disrupted because of ongoing trade dispute between the country and Japan. Both SK...

8 by Anton Shilov on 7/26/2019

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