Samsung announces plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, joins RE100 initiative

Samsung has made some big announcements today related to its environmental strategies for the future. It includes the company’s plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, reduce power consumption, maximize the lifecycle of its products, conserve water and treat pollutants, and invent new technologies for a sustainable future. The South Korean firm also […]

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Samsung begins chip production at its mega manufacturing line in South Korea

Samsung has started a new chip manufacturing production line, called the P3, at its 2.9 million square meter campus in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. This facility is, by far, the largest chip manufacturing unit ever built by Samsung. According to Yonhap News, the P3 production line is equipped with ASML’s extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machines, which […]

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Market watchers say Samsung will lose the 1st spot to TSMC in Q3 2022

Samsung’s semiconductor business is reportedly on the brink of losing the lead in sales in Q3 2022. Market watchers say that the Korean tech giant might experience a 19% drop in quarterly sales during the July-September period, which would allow TSMC to climb up the ranks and occupy first place. A recent report by market […]

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Samsung warns of declining memory chip sales extending into 2023

Market watchers expect demand for memory chips to drop in the second half of the year due to sluggish PC, data servers, and smartphone shipments. Samsung warns that the sharp downturn in memory chip sales could extend into 2023. In a media briefing earlier this week, Samsung co-CEO and head of the semiconductor unit, Kyung […]

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Samsung is reportedly testing next-gen Google Tensor, Exynos 1380 chipsets

It is widely known that Samsung is helping Google build a Tensor lineup of chipsets for smartphones, tablets, and more. The first-generation Tensor processor, used in the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, is a modified version of the Exynos 2100. Now, the company is testing a couple of new chipsets, one of which […]

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Samsung is spending $15 billion on a new semiconductor chip research facility

Samsung has announced that it has started working on a new research and development facility for semiconductor chips. The new plant is coming up at its Giheung Campus in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, in South Korea, and the company is spending KRW 20 trillion (around $15 billion) on this facility by 2028. Samsung Electronics Vice President, Lee […]

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Samsung starts teasing its first ‘Ultimate’ PCIe 5.0 SSD

Samsung is the leader in the SSD market, and the 870 EVO, 970 EVO, and 980 PRO SSDs have been big hits over the past few years. They’re known because of their speed and reliance. Now, the company appears to be planning to launch a completely new SSD model. The South Korean firm’s semiconductor division […]

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Samsung to bolster R&D and chip manufacturing in Vietnam by mid-2023

Samsung is in the process of building a strong international supplier network and increasing its manufacturing presence in more countries. The company is constructing a new manufacturing plant in the United States, and earlier this week, Samsung’s TM Roh met with the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Pham Minh Chinh, to prepare for what’s coming next. […]

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Investors worry Samsung’s chip division has lost its ability to innovate

Market watchers and investors are worried that Samsung Electronics is losing its grip on the semiconductor market. More so, Samsung is reportedly losing ground due to internal issues rather than external factors driven by the competition. Critics worry that the Korean tech giant, particularly its chipset division, has lost its ability to innovate under Lee […]

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Despite slowing smartphone sales, Samsung achieves its best ever Q2 profit since 2018

After revealing its earnings guidance a few days ago, Samsung announced its earnings for Q2 2022 earlier today. The company said that its revenue was KRW 77.2 trillion (around $59.1 billion), its best ever for second-quarter figures. The South Korean firm’s revenue was a 21% improvement compared to Q2 2021. The company’s Q2 2022 profit […]

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Samsung’s second-gen SmartSSD brings significant performance improvements to servers

Samsung, the world’s biggest memory chip manufacturer, has announced its second-generation SmartSSD for servers and data centers. The South Korean firm says that its new storage device cuts processing time by up to 50%, energy consumption by up to 70%, and reduces CPU utilization by up to 97% compared to regular SSDs. The South Korean […]

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Ex-Samsung employees sentenced to jail for leaking tech to China

Former employees of a Samsung Electronics subsidiary have reportedly been sentenced to 18 months in prison by the Seoul Central District Court for leaking information to a company in China. The latter company used the leaked information to develop semiconductor manufacturing technologies at a new factory it built specifically for the task. The convicted employees […]

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Samsung’s 24Gbps GDDR6 DRAM chips will power next-generation graphics cards

Samsung, the world’s biggest memory chip maker, has unveiled the world’s first 24Gbps GDDR6 DRAM chips. These semiconductor memory chips are made using the 10nm EUV fabrication process. The company said that it has already started sampling 16Gb GDDR6 DRAM chips. The South Korean firm’s new GDDR6 DRAM is made for high-performance GPUs that are […]

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Samsung expands Texas investment for a long-term semiconductor plan

Samsung wants to extend its chip manufacturing site in Taylor, Texas and has applied to increase the footprint of the investment area by about 14%, according to recent documents dug out of the City of Taylor website (via Naver). As shown in the aerial photo below, Samsung has applied to add more land and expand […]

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Samsung to build a domestic supply chain for semiconductor expendables

Samsung is reportedly trying to lower its dependency on outside suppliers and has partnered with domestic companies to develop expendable semiconductor components. The company is gearing up for an increase in memory demand this year. Samsung is developing expendable components that are required for semiconductor manufacturing. The list includes electrodes and focus rings required for […]

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Why Samsung might want to pause the Exynos project

It feels as though Samsung’s Exynos chipset division is digging itself into a deeper hole with every new SoC it develops. The Exynos 2200 was perhaps an even bigger disappointment than the Exynos 2100 despite the partnership with AMD, so maybe it’s time for Samsung to step away for a while and go back to […]

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Samsung Q2 operating profit to rise thanks to strong memory chip sales

Samsung is expected to announce its Q2 earnings guidance on Thursday, and market watchers estimate that the company’s operating profit for the second quarter rose more than 15% from a year ago. A new survey suggests that Samsung enjoyed a bump in sales and net income in the second quarter of 2022, though some of […]

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Samsung’s 3nm trial production run this week to make Bitcoin miner chips

Samsung’s journey to 3nm chipset manufacturing continues, and the company will reportedly start producing 3nm GAA-based chipsets this week. However, the yield will be lower than initially expected, and the company’s first 3nm chipset to enter production won’t be destined for smartphones. Instead, Samsung will use its 3nm GAA foundry process for PanSemi. The latter […]

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Samsung to push 3nm chipsets into mass-production next week

Samsung is reportedly days away from announcing that it is ready to mass-manufacture 3nm semiconductors. In turn, this could mean that Samsung may soon have more to share about its next Exynos chipset. The Korean tech giant will beat TSMC to the market by a few months with its 3nm process. TSMC could begin 3nm-based […]

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Samsung to relocate 300 workers from closed TV LCD division to chip unit

According to insider sources, Samsung is planning to move around 300 workers from its now-closed TV LCD panel manufacturing division to its semiconductor manufacturing unit. This plan comes amidst one of Samsung Electronics‘ display units that stopped producing LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) panels for TVs. Sources quote the reason as being falling prices and steep competition […]

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