Samsung has begun mass production of chips using its 3-nanometer (3nm) process node—its most advanced chip-production technology—which allows smaller chips to pack even more power.
This article by Cho Mu-Hyun, writing for ZDNet, makes the following points about Samsung chip production:
- The South Korean tech giant said its 3nm process—compared to its 5nm process—reduced power usage by 45% and improved performance by 23%, reducing surface area by 16%.
- Samsung's 3nm process node uses its gate-all-around (GAA) transistor architecture, called Multi-Bridge-Channel FET.
- This process packs wider channels in gates for electricity to flow through while reducing the voltage level compared to the previous architecture.
- Chips currently being made through its first 3nm process node were for a high-performance, low-power computing application.
- Samsung is the world's largest memory chip maker and the second-largest contract chipmaker.
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Source: ZDNET Technology US Company