Next week, Samsung will unveil the first 3nm GAA-based chips ever made.

Next week, Samsung will present the first 3nm semiconductor chips ever made. A launch event has apparently been arranged for Monday, July 25 by the corporation. On June 30, the company started producing the advanced semiconductors in bulk.

On the Gate-All-Around (GAA) transistor architecture, Samsung’s 3nm chips are based. Its innovative chip architecture outperforms the FinFET (Fin field-effect transistor) architecture used in existing solutions in terms of performance and power consumption. It also permits the processors to have a lower footprint.

The Korean company is giving a Chinese company that manufactures processors for bitcoin mining the first batch of its 3nm solutions. Due to the nature of the industry it is linked with, the company does not rely on it as a long-term client. Samsung would seek out reputable customers like those in the smartphone industry.

Advertisement It is apparently having difficulties with the yield rate of its 3nm devices, though. The majority of the advanced chips that the company produces are of insufficient grade. This makes it unable to quickly produce a huge quantity of chips, as is typically required by smartphone manufacturers. The Korean juggernaut is currently aiming to increase yield rates (80 to 90% is thought to be optimum), while also advancing chip technology. Early in the following year, the business intends to start manufacturing second-generation 3nm technologies. Those might be for mobile devices.

Later this year, TSMC will start 3nm mass production, following Samsung historically in the contract manufacturing market. However, the business will continue to use the FinFET architecture for another generation. In 2025, it intends to switch to GAAFET with 2nm devices.

The semiconductor technology of the Taiwanese business has historically outperformed Samsung’s. Generally speaking, its solutions outperform those offered by the Korean company that competition comes from and use less power. Additionally, TSMC chips have better thermal management. Therefore, if Samsung wants to catch up to its sworn enemy, it will have its work cut out for it.

Advertisement Samsung has not yet given 3NM Chips its best effort. At its Hwaseong factory in South Korea, Samsung is producing the first batch of its 3nm semiconductors. But when the business ramps up production, it will probably also hire workers from other factories. It’s possible that the company hasn’t yet used its best chip fabrication machinery for 3nm products. The best chip equipment for the corporation is located in its Pyeongtaek factory, while its Hwaseong site is mostly used for the development of manufacturing technologies ( via ).

Once Samsung increases the yield rate, it’s likely that 3nm production will start in the Pyeongtaek facility. Perhaps this is where the business will produce the next-generation products. If the Korean company can ultimately compete with TSMC in semiconductor technology, only time will tell.


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