Samsung has. Its technology hasn’t been as good as TSMC’s. The and the , which Samsung Foundry made, had overheating issues. As a result, the company , , and Nvidia RTX 4000 GPUs to TSMC. However, the company is working hard to resolve those issues and compete with TSMC again.
It is beingthat Samsung has partnered with the US-based firm to improve the yield (ratio of usable to unusable silicon wafer) of its semiconductor chips during production. The South Korean firm had and , and Samsung doesn’t want that to happen with its process node. Silicon Frontline will reportedly help Samsung Foundry with the front-end process and chip performance improvement.
The American firm offers chip qualification evaluation and ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) prevention technology. ESD is one of the leading causes of defects in semiconductor chips, and it is caused by friction between equipment and metal during the manufacturing process.has reportedly been working with Silicon Frontline for a long time in chip design and production processes and has achieved satisfactory results. The company will now use the firm’s technology in the chip verification process.
If the company manages to improve the performance of its future chip manufacturing processes, combined with its, could again compete with TSMC and get orders from big clients like , , and . Qualcomm has already mentioned that it could .