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Samsung Reveals Automotive Strategy at SFF 2023

Source: Samsung Electronics

Munich, Germany - Samsung Electronics unveiled its automotive technology strategy at the Samsung Foundry Forum 2023

Why it matters: 

Focusing on electric and autonomous vehicles is a crucial indicator of where the company sees future opportunities, particularly in the European market.

The Key Points

  • Samsung aims to develop a 5-nanometer eMRAM with a timeline that includes 14nm by 2024, 8nm by 2026, and 5nm by 2027.
  • The company plans to mass-produce a 2nm process for automotive applications by 2026.
  • A multi-die integration (MDI) alliance has been formed to focus on 2.5D and 3D packaging solutions.

What They Say

Dr. Siyoung Choi, President and Head of Foundry Business at Samsung Electronics, conveyed the company's commitment to the automotive sector. 

He cited increased collaboration with European automotive stakeholders since Samsung's participation in IAA Mobility 2023.

The Next

Samsung's near-term milestones include launching a process development kit (PDK) for a 130nm BCD process with enhanced voltage capacity by 2025. 

Deep Trench Isolation technology will enable a voltage shift from 70V to 120V.

The announcements made at SFF 2023 represent Samsung's structured approach to entering the automotive technology sector. 

With initiatives like developing next-generation eMRAM and forming the MDI Alliance, the company aims to be a contender in this rapidly evolving field. 

These strategies are not only global in scope but also focused on the specific needs of the European market.