July 24, 2024
Samsung Unveils Plan to Speed Up AI Chip Delivery
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Samsung Unveils Plan to Speed Up AI Chip Delivery

Samsung Electronics announced its contract manufacturing business plans to provide a comprehensive one-stop shop for clients to expedite AI chip production. By integrating its world-leading memory chip, foundry, and chip packaging services, Samsung aims to capitalize on the AI boom.

Clients will benefit from a single communication channel coordinating Samsung’s memory chip, foundry, and chip packaging teams simultaneously. This streamlined approach has reduced the production time for AI chips by about 20%, Samsung revealed on Wednesday.

“We are truly living in the age of AI – the emergence of generative AI is completely changing the technology landscape,” stated Siyoung Choi, President and General Manager of the Foundry Business, during a Samsung event in San Jose, California. Samsung forecasts the global chip industry revenue will rise to $778 billion by 2028, driven by AI chip demand, Choi added.

Industry Outlook and Competitive Edge

At a pre-event briefing with reporters, Marco Chisari, Executive Vice President of Foundry Sales and Marketing, remarked that Samsung considers OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s optimistic forecasts for AI chip demand to be realistic. Altman previously informed TSMC executives of his plan to build around three dozen new chip factories, according to reports.

Samsung is unique in the industry for selling memory chips, providing foundry services, and designing chips under one roof. This combination has occasionally been a disadvantage, as some clients were wary that working with Samsung’s foundry might inadvertently benefit it in other competitive fields. However, with the surging demand for AI chips and the necessity for highly integrated chip components to process vast amounts of data efficiently and with lower power consumption, Samsung believes its all-in-one approach will be advantageous.

The South Korean tech giant also highlighted its advanced chip architecture, gate-all-around (GAA), which enhances chip performance and reduces power consumption. GAA is crucial for continuing the development of powerful AI chips as they become increasingly finer, approaching physical limitations. Although competitors like TSMC, the global leader in foundry services, are also developing GAA-based chips, Samsung was an early adopter. The company plans to commence mass production of its second-generation 3-nanometer chips using GAA in the latter half of this year.

Future Technologies and Production Plans

Samsung further announced its latest 2-nanometer chipmaking process for high-performance computing chips. This new process involves placing power rails on the backside of the wafer to enhance power delivery, with mass production scheduled for 2027.

The combination of cutting-edge technologies and an integrated service approach positions Samsung to meet the growing demands of the AI chip market. The company’s commitment to innovation and efficiency aims to deliver significant advancements in chip performance and production speed, reinforcing its competitive edge in the rapidly evolving tech landscape.

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