Samsung is anticipated to vastly improve its contract semiconductor production business this current year because of early on beginning of production using 14nm FinFET fabrication process. Whilst Apple, the leading client of Samsung, now orders chips not just to Samsung, but to TSMC too, it proceeds to work with the conglomerate. Furthermore, because of problems regarding capacities numerous clients right now intend to produce chips at both TSMC and also Samsung.
Samsung Going To Bake Chips For Nvidia:
Nvidia Corp ., a long-time client of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co ., along with Qualcomm and some further fabless semiconductor creators, intend to order chip production to Samsung Electronics this year. A lot of chip developers are worried concerning yields of ICs which will be created using 14nm FinFET and 16nm FinFET production technology. Additionally, they may be worried about availability of production capacities. Because of this, fabless organizations want to broaden FinFET chip suppliers, something which seems to bring in a number of positive aspects to Samsung and GlobalFoundries.
“Global AP makers are likely to focus on lowering the cost of production this year in order to offset a decline in AP prices,” said Park Yu-ak, an analyst at Meritz Securities, in an interview with BusinessKorea. “Samsung’s system semiconductor business is going to mass produce and supply chips to Apple, Qualcomm, and Nvidia starting in the second quarter of this year. As a result, the Korean tech giant is projected to exhibit stellar performance.”
Right now Nvidia unveiled its Tegra X1 system-on-chip which will be created using 20nm fabrication process at TSMC.
Considering that Nvidia’s next-generation GPUs which are dependent on the code-named “Pascal” architecture are pending till 2016, it is doubtful that Samsung will begin production of Nvidia’s brand new GPUs in the second quarter of 2015. It can be possible that the organization will certainly reduce specific variations of its current-generation graphics chips to 14nm FinFET process to reduce their TDP, reduce production expenditure and to enhance performance. Nevertheless, it will be probably going that Samsung can make certain new Tegra processors for Nvidia.