South Korean tech giant, Samsung Electronics at its third annual Samsung Advanced Foundry Ecosystem forum held online announced its strategy to strengthen the foundry industry ecosystem. The move comes as it unveiled new design tools and technologies that are crucial for 3-nanometer process.
According to the chipmaker‘s foundry unit, it has also been able to secure over 80 electronic design automation tools and technologies optimized for semiconductor design infra and package solution. While also stressed that it is pivotal for 3-nanometer (nm) gate-all-around (GAA) process technology, slated for production in the first half of 2022.
The senior vice president and head of foundry design platform development, Ryan Lee at the Samsung Electronics event commented that in the rapidly changing data-centric era, the company and its foundry partners have made great efforts responding to increasing customer demand and to support their success by providing powerful solutions.
Samsung with the support of its SAFE program will lead the realization of the vision ‘Performance Platform 2.0’.”
The company during the event updated on its expansion of foundry business infrastructure over high performance computing (HPC), cloud, AI, electronic design automation (EDA), package solution and design solution partner (DSP).
According to reports, the chipmaker also introduced some of the performance achievements it has made through partnering with fabless companies. Currently, it has been working with 12 global design solution partners to develop high-performance and low-energy semiconductor design for its fabless clients.
Simon Segars, CEO of a British semiconductor and software design company Arm who attended the online event commented that their longstanding partnership with Samsung Foundry has been essential for growing business opportunities in many markets.
While the close collaboration continues as they work together to optimize the former’s Armv9 next-generation processors on Samsung Foundry’s leading-edge processes, including GAA, to deliver a best-in-class solution.
On Thursday, Samsung Electronics stocks decreased 0.84 percent to 70,700 won.
In other news, Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong met with Noubar Afeyan, co-founder of Moderna to discuss cooperation measures for the COVID-19 vaccine, as Samsung Biologics is currently bottling Moderna’s vaccine at its plant in Songdo, Incheon.