Samsung has a solution to tackle the global chip shortage

The impact of the global chip shortage has been felt across all industries that rely on semiconductors. From cars to TVs, manufacturers are struggling to secure adequate supplies in order to meet the demand for their products. As one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, Samsung has a role to play in order to curb […]

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Samsung’s profits jump in Q1 2021, thanks to strong smartphone, TV, and appliance sales

Samsung has announced its earnings for Q1 2021, reporting a jump in revenue and operating profit. The company’s business boomed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to strong demand for home appliances, smartphones, and TVs. However, the company also warned that its business could see a negative impact due to chip shortage. The company’s revenue […]

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Business leaders want Lee Jae-yong out of prison for South Korea’s future

South Korea’s most prominent business investors are reportedly lobbying for the release of Samsung’s imprisoned de facto leader Lee Jae-yong. The country’s major business lobby groups have reportedly sent a letter to Cheong Wa Dae — a.k.a. the Blue House / official presidential residence — in which they’re petitioning for Lee Jae-yong’s pardon. Lee Jae-yong was sentenced […]

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TSMC founder believes that Samsung has remained the biggest threat

Although TSMC is leading the foundry sector with more than 50% market share, TSMC founder Morris Chang believes that Samsung has remained the strongest competitor in the segment due to several reasons, one of which is the fact that both TSMC and Samsung have a similar corporate culture. But perhaps more importantly, Morris Chang is […]

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Samsung is closing the gap with Sony in smartphone camera sensor market

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the smartphone market marched on in 2020, which in turn helped the smartphone camera sensor market. Sony and Samsung are the two big players in the camera sensor market, and the South Korean firm appears to be closing the gap with its Japanese rival. According to the data from market research […]

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Samsung’s profit jumps 44% in Q1 2021, thanks to strong Galaxy S21 sales

Samsung Electronics has announced its earnings guidance for Q1 2021, and it is all good news for the company. The South Korean firm said that its profit will see a considerable jump due to strong sales of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S21. The company’s semiconductor division saw a decline in profits, though. The […]

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Samsung reportedly co-developed 5nm processor for Google Pixel 6

It was rumored last year that Google could dump Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors in favor of its in-house smartphone chips. The internet advertising giant has reportedly partnered with Samsung to make a high-end processor for Pixel smartphones. The first signs of the upcoming processor have now started appearing, and it looks like we might see it inside the […]

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Samsung reportedly co-developed 5nm processor for Google Pixel 6

It was rumored last year that Google could dump Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors in favor of its in-house smartphone chips. The internet advertising giant has reportedly partnered with Samsung to make a high-end processor for Pixel smartphones. The first signs of the upcoming processor have now started appearing, and it looks like we might see it inside the […]

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Samsung reportedly co-developed 5nm processor for Google Pixel 6

It was rumored last year that Google could dump Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors in favor of its in-house smartphone chips. The internet advertising giant has reportedly partnered with Samsung to make a high-end processor for Pixel smartphones. The first signs of the upcoming processor have now started appearing, and it looks like we might see it inside the […]

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Samsung was the 2nd-largest logic chip R&D spender in 2020 behind Intel

Samsung gave up on creating custom CPU cores for its mobile division but the company hasn’t abandoned the idea of becoming the world’s largest chipmaker by 2030 and it hasn’t decreased its R&D expenditure. On the contrary, fresh reports from the local media reveal that Samsung has spent enough resources on logic chip R&D throughout […]

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Samsung’s foundry business could be booming in new chip super-cycle

It’s been a couple of years since the foundry market’s super-cycle came to an end, forcing semiconductor giants like Samsung to cut back their spending. However, the foundry market might be experiencing another super-cycle next year, and foundry businesses are now reportedly preparing to increase prices for their foundry services in anticipation of high demand. […]

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Samsung names new chiefs for its foundry and memory businesses

As a part of its year-end reshuffle, Samsung has named new chiefs for its foundry and memory businesses. The company has announced that Choi Si-young will be the new chief of its foundry business, while Lee Jung-bae will be the new CEO of its memory business unit. Choi Si-young had earlier served as the head of […]

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Samsung planning major investment in H1 2021 for memory chip production

Samsung is the world’s largest manufacturer of memory and storage chips, and the company is trying to further boost its production capacity by making a large-scale investment. According to reports from South Korea, the company is looking to increase its monthly production capacity by an additional 100,000 wafers (12-inch) in the first half of 2021. […]

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Investors buying spree raises Samsung’s share price to pre-COVID levels

Foreign investors are confident that Samsung will recover next year from the economic impact left behind by COVID-19. Anticipating growth across various segments – especially in the semiconductor market – foreign investors have been on a Samsung share buying spree for the past week. This has driven the company’s shares to a historic high and has […]

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Samsung tops smartphone memory chip market once again

Samsung topped the global smartphone memory chip (DRAM) market once again. During the first half of 2020, the company maintained its number one position in terms of shipments as well as revenue. Its revenue share was more than double its next best competitor. According to a new report from market analysis firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung […]

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Samsung to cease supplying Huawei with chips beginning next week

Samsung’s decision to cease supplying Huawei with semiconductor solutions has been set in stone, revealed the Korean media today. Samsung as well as HK Hynix will reportedly stop trading semiconductors with Huawei beginning next Tuesday, September 15, leaving Huawei with little-to-no options for securing DRAM and NAND flash chips. The reason behind Samsung’s apparent decision to […]

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Samsung to cease supplying Huawei with chips beginning next week

Samsung’s decision to cease supplying Huawei with semiconductor solutions has been set in stone, revealed the Korean media today. Samsung as well as HK Hynix will reportedly stop trading semiconductors with Huawei beginning next Tuesday, September 15, leaving Huawei with little-to-no options for securing DRAM and NAND flash chips. The reason behind Samsung’s apparent decision to […]

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Samsung maintained NAND flash leadership in Q2 and increased revenue

Samsung was the biggest player in the global NAND flash segment in Q2 2020 even though its market share dropped by 1.7% compared to Q1, says a new report from Yonhap citing market intelligence provider TrendForce. Samsung’s global NAND flash market share stood at 31.4% and the company registered revenues of $4.54 billion in the second […]

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