In June last week, Samsung began mass-producing chips using cutting-edge 3-nanometer (nm) technology based on the Gate-All-Around (GAA) transistor architecture. According to recent sources, Samsung SoCs made using the 3nm production technology will go on sale on July 25. If the rumors are accurate, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), whose 3nm chip production is expected to begin later this year, will surpass the South Korean electronic brand. According to claims, the new chip uses 45% less energy than older, traditional 5nm chips. Additionally, it is claimed to increase performance by 23%.
The 3nm processors will be unveiled by Samsung Electronics on July 25, according to a report by Pulse News Korea.
The company’s production plant in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, will host the debut ceremony.
In addition, a BusinessKorea article claims that a Chinese cryptocurrency miner would get the first shipment of 3nm chips.
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Last week in June, Samsung Electronics began mass-producing 3-nanometer processors. The first-generation 3nm devices, based on the gate-all-around (GAA) transistor design, offer a 16 percent smaller surface area, a 45 percent lower power consumption, and a 23 percent higher performance compared to the existing 5nm chips. According to Samsung, the second generation of the 3nm technology would increase performance and cut power usage by up to 50%. and rise performance by 30%
Samsung is taking on the top chipmaker in the world, TSMC, with the manufacturing of 3nm chips. Clients of the latter include Qualcomm and iPhone manufacturer Apple. The COVID-19 pandemic-related supply disruption and surge in demand that resulted in the two-year global chip scarcity are today endangering manufacturing firms worldwide. In light of this, TSMC announced in June that chips produced using the 3nm production process will be released in 2023. In 2025, the Taiwanese company intends to introduce chips made using the 2nm technique.
TSMC, followed by Samsung, holds a 54 percent share of the global market for the contract manufacturing of chips, according to data source TrendForce (via Reuters). The market share held by the South Korean company is 16.3%.