According to foreign media reports, Samsung Electronics’ 3nm process, on June 30 has initially started producing chips, the industry’s first to use this process foundry wafers, the first batch of chips foundry, has also begun shipping on the 25th of this month.
Although the Samsung Electronics 3nm process using a full surround gate transistor architecture, the industry’s first mass production, has also begun to ship, but from the semiconductor field, the situation revealed by the relevant sources, their yield of this process, there is still a lot of room for improvement.
The Korean media, citing an expert, reported that in the adoption of 3nm process foundry, Samsung Electronics’ current main task is still to improve the yield rate.
The expert also said that Samsung Electronics 3nm process to reach a profitable level, yield rate to improve to 80%-90%, Samsung Electronics seems to take a long time to reach this level.
Although Samsung Electronics is the world’s second largest foundry, but their share of the global foundry market, for many years, far below TSMC, they also have high hopes for the 3nm process, but if the yield rate is not optimistic, it may affect their market prospects for this process, whether this can be used to narrow the gap with TSMC there are variables. Foreign media also mentioned in the report, some media believe that Samsung Electronics will not bring a threat to TSMC.