Samsung 3nm chip production yield is now ‘close to perfection’
Compared to the previous yield problem, the first generation Samsung 3nm process production yield has reached a level close to perfection, as per KEDglobal report. Adding to this, a Samsung executive also stated that the second-generation 3nm chip technology is also improving.
Initially, when Samsung’s 3nm GAA was put into production, the yield rate was only 20%, and the scrap rate was ridiculously high. However, there has been news that Samsung’s 3nm yield rate has been greatly improved, and it is now “close to perfection.”
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Ahead of TSMC, Samsung started the 3nm process chip production around half a year back, while the production yield has declined seriously due to the adoption of GAA. The company cooperated with IBM, Silicon Frontline Technology and others to improve the 3nm yield.
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TSMC 3nm yield
TSMC reportedly stated that the yield rates at the beginning of its 3nm and 5nm are basically the same. In addition, the previously rumored 90% yield rate of TSMC’s 3nm is too exaggerated, and it may actually be more than 50%.
Various Korean media outlets report that Samsung and TSMC have entered the 3nm process era, which will become the mainstream of the wafer foundry market. Hence, it’s expected that the output value of the 3nm process market will be as high as $25.5 billion by 2025.
Earlier, TrendForce analysis revealed that TSMC ranked first in the global foundry market with a share of 53.4%, while Samsung ranked second with market share of just 16.4%. Since the market gap has extended, 3nm will help Samsung retain its dominance in the global foundry market.
Samsung Galaxy F54 with flagship camera, Nightography launching on June 6
Samsung will launch the Galaxy F54 5G smartphone in India on June 6, 2023. Today, the company has officially teased the upcoming device along with its launch date and pre-reservation activity. It’s a mid-range handset, equipped with pro-grade features such as a 108MP camera.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy F54 5G will launch in India on June 6, 2023, at 3 PM. Ahead of the unveiling, consumers can pre-reserve the device by paying INR 999, just like the flagship devices. By looks, this upcoming phone appears to be a Galaxy A54 sibling.
If you pre-reserve, the Galaxy F54 will be shipped to you first before the regular availability on platforms like Flipkart and Samsung.com/in. As it’s a refundable amount, you can avoid purchasing the phone if you feel it’s overpriced or concerned with any specs.
So if you are wondering to buy the Galaxy F54, it’s the greatest time to make initial purchase towards by pre-reserving. The payment amount will be reduced from the final invoice during checkout, however, Samsung is pledging additional benefits of up to INR 2000.
Galaxy F54 Highlights
- 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate
- 108MP primary rear camera with OIS and 4K video recording
- Nightography, Star Trails
- 8MP ultrawide camera
- 2MP macro camera
- 32MP selfie camera with 4K video recording
- Exynos 1380 processor | 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage
- 6,000mAh battery, 25W fast charging
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Samsung launches Galaxy self-repair program in South Korea
Samsung Galaxy smartphone and laptop owners will be able to repair their products themselves. Today, Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy self-repair program in South Korea, allowing consumers to repair their own products.
Thanks to the self-repair program, Korean consumers will not only be able to visit the Samsung Electronics service center and repair the product but will also be able to purchase the necessary parts online and perform the repair themselves.
Self-repair begins with some models and limited parts and will be gradually expanded in the future. Accurate repairable models and parts can be found on the official website. First, self-repair of Galaxy mobile products and some models of TVs becomes possible.
It starts with three models: Galaxy S20 ∙ S21 ∙ S22 series, Galaxy Book Pro 39.6cm (15.6- inch ) series laptops, and 80cm (32-inch) TV. Users of this model can purchase necessary parts and repair tools through the Samsung service website.
In the case of smartphones, self-repair is possible for three parts: the display, the back cover, and the charging port. A total of seven parts, including the touchpad and fingerprint recognition power button, are included in the subject of self-repair for laptops.
Once replaced, you can use the “self-repair helper app” to optimize the new part to work properly. Afterward, through the self-diagnosis function of the “Samsung Members App,” you can check whether or not there is an abnormality in the repair result.
Consumers who have completed self-repair can visit the service center or return some of the replaced parts and repair tools to Samsung through courier service and receive a refund of the eco-friendly deposit. Recovered parts are either recycled or lead to responsible disposal through inspection by Samsung.
Google delayed its ‘dual’ foldable attack on Samsung
Google’s hardware product design director Ivy Ross recently participated in a podcast show, confirming that Google has a second Pixel foldable phone, but did not disclose other details. It’s like a delay in a dual attack on Samsung’s Galaxy foldable portfolio.
Ross simply said that the Pixel device would “beyond every existing foldable,” which also caused Google to delay the product launch. She said Ross said the decision to forego launching a second foldable Pixel device was due to strict requirements for quality and innovation.
The official further added that she is proud of the team’s ability to create a better experience than existing foldable phones. It was previously reported that Google is developing a clamshell foldable phone similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. It’s unclear whether Ross’s Pixel will be the rumored foldable phone.
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