Samsung will launch an investigation into the low yield problem

Since the 7nm process node, Samsung has not been smooth in-process research and development. In the past two years, no matter whether the chips produced by 5nm or 4nm process, there have been big problems in terms of performance and yield. Although Samsung has invested a lot of money, the yield rate has not improved significantly, which has seriously affected the order delivery of its foundry business, and the delivery time of goods has been continuously delayed.

According to Infostock Daily, given the longstanding problems in the semiconductor business unit, the management of Samsung Electronics could no longer sit still and decided to investigate the problem of the low yield rate of non-memory advanced process chips.

Previously, Samsung said that it will introduce a new GAAFET full-surround gate transistor process at the 3nm process node, and plans to mass-produce the first-generation 3nm process in the first half of 2022 and mass-produce the second-generation 3nm process in 2023. However, many problems in the 4nm and 5nm processes have made the outside world generally skeptical about Samsung’s plans.

Some people in the industry believe that Samsung Electronics is likely to take this opportunity to become an opportunity to integrate its collective business while evaluating related financial issues and examining whether there is false information about the yield rate of advanced processes. In addition, some analysts pointed out that Samsung’s move to a certain extent shows that after the semiconductor process enters the 5nm and below the stage, it will become very difficult for research and development and manufacturing.

The relevant person in charge of Samsung Electronics said that this management review is a routine operation, and the schedule, content, and related matters related to this are currently being discussed, and it is inconvenient to disclose too much for the time being.