Want to catch up with TSMC? Samsung Opens Wafer Foundry R&D Center
Samsung Electronics, founder of the wafer foundry market, sources revealed that Samsung quietly opened a dedicated foundry R & D department, to catch up with TSMC.
Yonhap News reported that Samsung’s device solution department is in charge of the chip business and it is rumored that it has recently established a foundry R&D center to strengthen this aspect’s strength. The Device Solutions Division already has eight R&D centers, including memory, System LSI, semiconductors, packaging, LEDs, production technology, software, and panels.
Earlier this year, Samsung had pledged to become the world's second-largest chip foundry, with annual revenues rushing to 10 billion U.S. dollars. In the future, it intends to surpass the foundry leader TSMC.
According to insiders, Samsung’s multi-pronged approach to founding foundry business has established the “Samsung Advanced Foundry Ecosystem” (SAFE) at the beginning of the year and strengthened the relationship between major customers, such as Qualcomm, to enhance growth. engine.