Looking ahead: During the Samsung Foundry Forum 2022, the company unveiled a roadmap for processor sizes in various Samsung devices. Samsung Foundry’s presentation detailed the next five years of the roadmap and gave enthusiasts a glimpse of the near future of mobile computing.
Samsung has long been one of the leading developers of semiconductors and processors, including the first foundry to produce 3nm chips for their mobile devices. The company beat its biggest competitor, TSMC, by the 3nm node, which is certainly no small feat even for such a large manufacturer.
Every year, Samsung hosts a Foundry Forum event, which usually details plans and roadmaps for numerous Samsung devices and collaborations with other industries. One of the company’s focus areas this year is the roadmap for its processors and subsequent node sizes. With competitor TSMC revealing its hopes of mass-producing 2nm chips by the end of 2025, Samsung decided to unveil its roadmap to 2027.
The roadmap states that Samsung plans to launch an upgraded 3nm process node of the “2 processors” in 2024.
Samsung plans to improve the design of its 2nm node, which is slated for mass production in 2025. Its goal is to increase performance by moving the power supply to the back of the processor. Intel expects to introduce a similar feature called PowerVia to some of its processors by 2024.
The last roadmap update was the announcement of the upcoming 1.4nm node, which is expected to be available in 2027. No improvements specific to these chips have been covered. After all, we are talking about plans that are five years old and can change. However, it is exciting to see the size slowly approaching the even smaller picometer range.
Samsung expects over 50 percent of the demand for its processors to come from the automotive, HPC, IoT and 5G markets. The company currently produces 28nm eNVM chips for automotive customers, but hopes to soon reduce this node size to 14nm eNVM and later to 8nm eNVM.
All in all, it’s an intriguing time for tech enthusiasts as companies continue to push the boundaries of chip processing. Who will be the first to achieve chip sizes in the picometer range? Only time will tell, but we’re certainly excited.
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