Samsung: 5nm EUV production starts this quarter

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 29 2020 @ 14:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Together with the publication of its first quarter financial results, Samsung Electronics announced that mass production of 5nm chips using a process that utilized EUV will start this quarter. The South Korean giant also reiterated that it's working on 3nm GAA (gate-all-around) process technology.
The Foundry Business saw a slight decrease in earnings due to a decline in demand for HPC chips from Chinese customers. In the second quarter, the Company aims to expand EUV leadership, beginning with the start of mass production of 5nm products, while closely monitoring the uncertain market situation caused by COVID-19.

In the second half, to address current uncertainties, the Foundry Business will focus on diversifying applications beyond mobile to include areas such as consumer and computing applications. It will also continue investing in advanced processes for the future and will start mass-producing 5nm products this year and focus on the development of GAA 3nm process.
So who will be the first major client of Samsung's 5nm node? Recently, there was a rumor that NVIDIA is making something on 5nm but that rumor pointed to TSMC as the chip designer's foundry partner.

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