Companies are running out of nanometers to go down in the production of their chips. At TSMC, they have already managed to break the 5nm barrier, and at Samsung, they have just announced that too.
“We will continue active innovation in competitive technology development and build processes that help expedite achieving maturity of technology,” said Siyoung Choi, president and head of Samsung’s foundry business (1)
According to reports, Samsung will start testing 3nm chips for application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), which will be the most efficient machines for BTC mining.
The new chip debuts amid extreme pressure in the processor business. With the pandemic driving PC sales, smartphone usage, and online services, demand for processors has outstripped manufacturing capacity.
The chip shortage has affected computers, consoles, cars, and other products that depend on supply chains around the world.
It also comes amid intense competition in the chip sector. As we said before, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is the most dominant foundry chipmaker in the world, controlling almost 54% of the Global Market in the first quarter of 2022.
In 2025, Samsung plans to move to a second, more advanced door manufacturing technology it calls 2GAP. This manufacturing method will be the first Samsung 2nm generation.