During the Samsung Foundry Forum 2022 event, Samsung Foundry, the largest semiconductor chip manufacturing unit within the Samsung group, declared that it will continue to develop smaller, quicker, and more energy-efficient semiconductor chips. The company disclosed its ambitions to produce 2nm and 1.4nm chips at the end of the keynote.
Samsung’s Second And Third-Generation 3nm GAA Chips To Follow Soon
A few months ago, Samsung Foundry began mass producing the first 3nm chips (SF3E) that use GAA (Gate All Around) technology. GAA undergoes a revamp of the fundamental transistor architecture once every few years. The company claims that this technique will significantly increase power efficiency. Now, the company is announcing newer generations of this tech.
Samsung was able to demonstrate mass production of GAA technology with the first version, known as SF3E. Meanwhile, the second iteration, known as SF3, will miniaturise it. According to Moonsoo Kang, executive vice president in charge of its chip production division, Samsung’s second-generation GAA technology, which the company began utilising in June, would cause transistor sizes to decrease by around 20% in comparison to the first generation.
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Smaller and more energy-efficient processors will be produced for wearables, PCs, cloud servers, and smartphones, thanks to this next generation of chips. Samsung intends to introduce its SF3P+ process by 2025 and begin full scale production of its 2nm transistor manufacturing technology. This will facilitate the company’s adoption of chip backside power delivery.
Power delivery and communication are split across the two sides of a chip by the new backside power delivery technology. As a result, chip performance as a whole is enhanced. By 2024, Intel intends to integrate PowerVia, a comparable technology, into its processors.
Samsung will continue to produce 1.4nm chips in large quantities, starting in 2027, under the trade name SF1.4. Although the corporation withheld specifics regarding the changes that may result, revealing long-term intentions can reassure clients that Moore’s Law is still in effect, although more slowly.