• Samsung targets mass manufacturing of 2nm course of know-how by 2025 and 1.4nm by 2027
• Samsung plans to develop its manufacturing capability for the superior nodes by greater than 3X by 2027
• Non-mobile functions together with HPC and automotive anticipated to exceed 50% of its foundry portfolio by 2027
• Samsung Foundry strengthens its customer support capabilities throughout its companion ecosystem
Samsung Electronics, a world chief in superior semiconductor know-how, introduced at present a strengthened enterprise technique for its Foundry Enterprise with the introduction of cutting-edge applied sciences at its annual Samsung Foundry Discussion board occasion.
With important market development in high-performance computing (HPC), synthetic intelligence (AI), 5/6G connectivity and automotive functions, demand for superior semiconductors has elevated dramatically, making innovation in semiconductor course of know-how important to the enterprise success of foundry clients. To that finish, Samsung highlighted its dedication to bringing its most superior course of know-how, 1.4-nanometer (nm), for mass manufacturing in 2027.
Throughout the occasion, Samsung additionally outlined steps its Foundry Enterprise is taking in an effort to meet clients’ wants, together with: △foundry course of know-how innovation, △course of know-how optimization for every particular functions, △secure manufacturing capabilities and △personalized companies for patrons.
“The know-how improvement objective right down to 1.4nm and foundry platforms specialised for every software, along with secure provide via constant funding are all a part of Samsung’s methods to safe clients’ belief and help their success,” stated Dr. Si-young Choi, president and head of Foundry Enterprise at Samsung Electronics. “Realizing each buyer’s improvements with our companions has been on the core of our foundry service.”
Showcasing Samsung’s Superior Node Roadmap Right down to 1.4nm in 2027
With the corporate’s success of bringing the most recent 3nm course of know-how to mass manufacturing, Samsung will probably be additional enhancing gate-all-around (GAA) primarily based know-how and plans to introduce the 2nm course of in 2025 and 1.4nm course of in 2027.
Whereas pioneering course of applied sciences, Samsung can be accelerating the event of two.5D/3D heterogeneous integration packaging know-how to supply a complete system resolution in foundry companies.
By steady innovation, its 3D packaging X-Dice with micro-bump interconnection will probably be prepared for mass manufacturing in 2024, and bump-less X-Dice will probably be out there in 2026.
Proportion of HPC, Automotive and 5G To Be Extra Than 50% by 2027
Samsung actively plans to focus on high-performance and low-power semiconductor markets resembling HPC, automotive, 5G and the Web of Issues (IoT).
To raised meet clients’ wants, personalized and tailor-made course of nodes have been launched throughout this 12 months’s Foundry Discussion board. Samsung will improve its GAA-based 3nm course of help for HPC and cellular, whereas additional diversifying the 4nm course of specialised for HPC and automotive functions.
For automotive clients particularly, Samsung is at present offering embedded non-volatile reminiscence (eNVM) options primarily based on 28nm know-how. With a purpose to help automotive-grade reliability, the corporate plans to additional develop course of nodes by launching 14nm eNVM options in 2024 and including 8nm eNVM sooner or later. Samsung has been mass producing 8nm RF following 14nm RF, and 5nm RF is at present in improvement.
‘Shell-First’ Operation Technique To Reply to Buyer Wants in a Well timed Method
Samsung plans to develop its manufacturing capability for the superior nodes by greater than 3 times by 2027 in comparison with this 12 months.
Together with the brand new fab underneath building in Taylor, Texas, Samsung’s foundry manufacturing traces are at present in 5 areas: Giheung, Hwaseong and Pyeongtaek in Korea; and Austin and Taylor in the US.
On the occasion, Samsung detailed its ‘Shell-First’ technique for capability funding, constructing cleanrooms first regardless of market circumstances. With cleanrooms available, fab tools might be put in later and arrange flexibly as wanted according to future demand. By the brand new funding technique, Samsung will have the ability to higher reply to clients’ calls for.
Funding plans in a brand new ‘Shell-First’ manufacturing line in Taylor, following the primary line introduced final 12 months, in addition to potential enlargement of Samsung’s international semiconductor manufacturing community have been additionally launched.
Increasing the SAFE Ecosystem To Strengthen Custom-made Companies
Following the ‘Samsung Foundry Discussion board,’ Samsung will maintain the ‘SAFE Discussion board’ (Samsung Superior Foundry Ecosystem) on October 4th. New foundry applied sciences and techniques with ecosystem companions will probably be launched encompassing areas resembling Digital Design Automation (EDA), IP, Outsourced Semiconductor Meeting and Take a look at (OSAT), Design Answer Associate (DSP) and the Cloud.
Along with 70 companion displays, Samsung Design Platform workforce leaders will introduce the opportunity of making use of Samsung’s processes resembling Design Know-how Co-Optimization for GAA and a couple of.5D/3DIC.
As of 2022, Samsung supplies greater than 4,000 IPs with 56 companions, and can be cooperating with 9 and 22 companions within the design resolution and EDA, respectively. It additionally gives cloud companies with 9 companions and packaging companies with 10 companions.
Together with its ecosystem companions, Samsung supplies built-in companies that help options from IC design to 2.5D/3D packages.
By its strong SAFE ecosystem, Samsung plans to determine new fabless clients by strengthening personalized companies with improved efficiency, speedy supply and worth competitiveness, whereas actively attracting new clients resembling hyperscalers and start-ups.
Beginning in the US (San Jose) on October third, the ‘Samsung Foundry Discussion board’ will probably be sequentially held in Europe (Munich, Germany) on the seventh, Japan (Tokyo) on the 18th and Korea (Seoul) on the twentieth, via which personalized options for every area will probably be launched. A recording of the occasion will probably be out there on-line from the twenty first for many who have been unable to attend in particular person.