Samsung’s first 3nm GAA chips will ship on July 25

At the end of last month, Samsung announced that its Hwaseong factory in South Korea began producing 3nm chips. This is the most advanced technology in the current semiconductor manufacturing process. Samsung has become the only foundry company in the world to provide 3nm process foundry services using the next-generation new GAA (Gate-All-Around) architecture transistor technology.

Samsung mass-produce 3nm process
According to Business Korea, Samsung plans to hold the first shipment ceremony of 3nm GAA chips at the Hwaseong factory on July 5, 2022. Sources have pointed out that Samsung may use the 3nm process to manufacture the Exynos 2300, or for next year’s Galaxy S23 series. However, it was reported in the previous paragraph that its performance fell short of expectations, and the Galaxy S23 series may all use Qualcomm’s solutions. In addition, Google’s third-generation Tensor chip may also use Samsung’s 3nm process and will be used in the Pixel 8 series. Qualcomm chose TSMC’s 4nm process for the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen2, and there will be no Samsung-made version if there is no accident.

Samsung said that compared with the original 5nm process using FinFET, the first-generation 3nm GAA process node has different degrees of improvement in power consumption, performance, and area (PPA), with a 16% reduction in area, a 23% increase in performance, and a 45% reduction in power consumption. In the second generation of 3nm chips, the area is reduced by 35%, the performance is increased by 30%, and the power consumption is reduced by 50%.