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Samsung's AI Era Strategy: 7th Foundry Forum Highlights

Source: Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics showcased its latest semiconductor innovations and strategic plans at the seventh annual Samsung Foundry Forum (SFF) 2023, focusing on meeting artificial intelligence's (AI) demands through advanced technology.

Why it matters: As AI technology continues to evolve and integrate into various sectors, companies like Samsung aim to meet the field's emerging needs with advanced semiconductor technology.

The impact of this strategy spans mobile, high-performance computing (HPC), and automotive applications, demonstrating the company's plan for a diversified approach.

The Key Points

  • Dr. Siyoung Choi, President of Samsung Foundry, highlighted the company's advanced GAA (Gate-All-Around) node technology and commitment to customer success.
  • Samsung Foundry announced an expanded application of its 2-nanometer (nm) process, which will be used for mobile applications in 2025, HPC in 2026, and automotive in 2027.
  • The company also announced its plan to launch 8-inch gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductor services in 2025 and develop 5nm radio frequency (RF) technology for 6G applications.
  • As part of its strategic plans, Samsung launched the Multi-Die Integration (MDI) Alliance for next-generation packaging technology and highlighted its progress with Samsung Advanced Foundry Ecosystem (SAFE™) partners.

The Big Picture: Samsung Foundry's strategy reveals a comprehensive plan to keep pace with AI and semiconductor technology developments and shape them actively.

It also underscores Samsung's commitment to cultivating partnerships and expanding its capacity to meet customer needs effectively.

With a presence in Europe and Asia later this year, the 2023 Samsung Foundry Forum suggests an ongoing global dialog on the company's plans and progress.