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Samsung plans to switch from 5-nm process technology to 3-nm immediately


At the moment, Samsung is equipping its flagship devices with Exynos branded chips manufactured according to the standards of the 7-nm process technology. According to reports, the next generation of flagship devices of the manufacturer will be equipped with 5-nm chipsets. Their mass production will begin in August this year.

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A new DigiTimes report says Samsung may not be planning on investing in the development of 4nm chips, the transition to which is a natural progress. Instead, the Korean tech giant will go straight to the development of 3nm crystals. TSMC, Samsung’s main processor competitor, is said to have invested $ 20 billion in the development of 3-nm chips, which are expected to begin production in 2022.

Although Samsung is the only manufacturer able to compete on equal terms with TSMC, the Korean company is still somewhat behind. TSMC has already received orders for 5nm chips from Huawei, Apple and Qualcomm. The number of orders received by Samsung is much smaller. At the moment, it is known that the Korean company will produce part of Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G modems. Another part of these chips will be manufactured at TSMC facilities.

It is expected that Samsung will produce 5nm chipsets throughout 2021, after which it will switch to a finer manufacturing process.

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