But a switch back to TSMC may not be the case as a report from Korea Economic Daily indicates Samsung has won a second big contract from NVIDIA. Anonymous industry sources told the paper that the deal is worth "hundreds of billions of won." In US dollars that means several hundred million.
Samsung, the world’s second-largest foundry player, has clinched a deal to make Nvidia’s next-generation graphic processing unit (GPU), the Ampere GeForce RTX30 series, using its 8-nanometer process technology, according to the semiconductor industry on Dec. 17.Korea Economic Daily heard NVIDIA picked Samsung over TSMC "in consideration of Samsung's technology and the need for quick delivery of the chips."
The contract is Samsung’s second order this year from the Santa Clara, California-based company, following a similar deal in September.