Samsung 7nm EUV yields reportedly not great

Posted on Monday, Aug 26 2019 @ 09:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Word is going around that Samsung is still having issues with its 7nm EUV process. As you may know, EUV production is very complicated as this is still very new. The industry has been working on EUV for over two decades and this technology will eventually replace traditional immersion lithography, a technique that's hitting the limits of what is physically possible.

The first steps on EUV-based mass production are being taken right now but DigiTimes heard whispers that yields are still a lot lower than expected. The site says poor yields may affect the launch of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7250 mid-range 5G SoC, which is expected in Q1 2020.

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