Samsung says it will develop chips with ‘human-like performance’


Samsung System LSI President Yong-in Park spoke about the tech giant’s efforts to develop more advanced microprocessors at the Technology Day event in California on Wednesday. Image: Samsung

Samsung said Wednesday that it will develop processors with “human-like performance” during an industry event in California, where it shared some ambitious goals for the future of its quality business. its semiconductor.

Speaking at a Technology Day event in San Jose on Wednesday, the company said it aims to elevate the performance of its chips to a level where they can perform human tasks on par. the way humans can.

Samsung System LSI Business, the company’s processor design business unit, is focusing on improving the performance of essential IPs such as neural processors, modems, CPUs, GPUs, and others. along with its partners, the South Korean tech giant said.

During the event, Samsung LSI Systems Sales Manager Yong-in Park said that we live in an “age that requires machines to learn and think like humans” and the importance of logic chips. or growing processors.

Park said that the Korean tech giant has supplied about 900 products in this area including SoCs, image sensors, modems, display driver ICs, power management ICs and security chips.

The company will work to converge these broad chip arrays to deliver a total solution for customers, the CEO added.

Samsung System LSI is working on further improving high-resolution image sensors to capture images on par with the human eye and will also launch sensors that can function as all five human senses, the tech giant said.

At the event, the logic chip unit shared its new products such as the 5G Exynos Modem 5300 and the Exynos Auto V920. A new display driver chip for quantum dot (QD) OLED panels, manufactured by subsidiary Samsung Display, was also shared during the event.

A day earlier, the company’s contract chip maker, Samsung Foundry, announced that it will commercialize the 1.4 nanometer (nm) chip by 2027.

Samsung started mass production of 3nm chips earlier this year, became the first company in the industry to do so.

The tech giant also shared goals for its memory business unit at the event. Samsung says its DRAM chips will use more high-k materials, while it plans to develop NAND with more than 1,000 layers in the future.

Samsung said that although it is already the largest supplier of memory chips in the mobile sector, the company is also aiming to become a leading supplier in the automotive sector by 2025.

The company said it is also aiming to open a research center dedicated to memory chips called Samsung Memory Research Center in South Korea before the end of the year.

The center will have overseas hubs in partnership with Red Hat and Google Cloud in the US and other countries, Samsung added.

Samsung is the world’s largest memory chip maker, a title it has held for more than two decades and is the second largest contract chipmaker.

However, in designing microprocessors, they have so far relied heavily on the smartphone business unit and the display business unit to buy their chips.


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