No 3nm volume production from Samsung until 2023

Posted on Wednesday, August 18 2021 @ 10:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A couple of weeks ago, there was a report that Samsung would be unlikely to offer 3nm foundry services before 2023. The South Korean electronics giant's 3nm gate-all-around (GAA) technology is reportedly coming a bit later than expected.

Now there's further confirmation as DigiTimes predicts Samsung's 3nm GAA will not be ready for mass production until 2023. This puts Samsung at a disadvantage versus TSMC. The latter keeps on firing all cylinders and manages to hit its goals without a snag.
Samsung Electronics is unlikely to move its 3nm gate-all-around (GAA) FET technology to volume production until 2023, which may put it at a disadvantage in the race for cutting-edge chips, according to Digitimes Research.
TSMC is expected to start volume production on its first 3nm node in the second half of 2022. According to the rumor mill, TSMC's 3nm capacity is already fully booked. Demand for cutting-edge foundry services is extremely high and major players like Apple are snapping up all the capacity they can get.

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