- Samsung Electronics has enhanced its relationships and interaction with European automotive clients.
- Samsung leads in developing 5nm eMRAM to meet growing automotive sector demands.
- Samsung Foundry expands to electric cars amid auto industry changes.
Samsung Electronics, a leading global provider of advanced semiconductor technologies, recently held the Samsung Foundry Forum 2023 in Europe. The business displayed a broad spectrum of cutting-edge automotive process solutions at this exhibition, ranging from the highly sophisticated 2-nanometer process to the reliable 8-inch legacy technology. The gathering of essential stakeholders, including clients and partners from the Samsung Advanced Foundry Ecosystem (SAFE), discussed technology trends and Samsung’s customized business plan for the European market.
Meeting the Automotive Industry’s Future Needs
Samsung Electronics’ President and Head of Foundry Business, Dr. Siyoung Choi, underlined the company’s dedication to fostering innovation in next-generation technologies. Samsung Foundry expands to electric cars amid auto industry changes. This expansion includes solutions for sophisticated AI processors, microcontrollers, and power semiconductors—all necessary for autonomous driving.
Samsung’s Focus on the European Automotive Market
Since debuting at the September IAA Mobility 2023 event, Samsung Electronics has enhanced its relationships and interaction with European automotive clients. With this proactive strategy, Samsung maintains its position as the European automobile industry’s preferred foundry partner.
Pioneering eMRAM for Next-Generation Automotive Technology
Samsung leads in developing 5nm eMRAM to meet growing automotive sector demands. This technology is perfect for automotive applications since it has excellent heat resistance and fast read and write rates.
In 2019, Samsung began its eMRAM journey by developing and manufacturing the first 28nm FD-SOI-based eMRAM in the industry. The plan calls for the addition of 14nm by 2024, 8nm by 2026, and 5nm by 2027. The 8nm eMRAM is anticipated to offer a 33% speed jump and 30% density increase over the 14nm technology.
Expanding Automotive Process Solutions
Samsung Electronics plans to mass-produce a 2nm process for automotive applications by 2026, as per their advanced roadmap. The business is also expanding an essential technology for manufacturing power semiconductors, the 8-inch BCD (Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS) process. In 2025, Samsung will introduce the 90nm BCD process, shrinking chip area by 20% compared to the 130nm technology.
A higher voltage of 120V (instead of the present 70V) will be possible for a broader range of applications thanks to Deep Trench Isolation (DTI) technology, which reduces the distance between transistors to improve the performance of power semiconductors. Samsung Foundry plans to release a 130nm BCD PDK meeting the 120V standard by 2025.
Leading ‘Beyond-Moore’ Innovation with Advanced Packaging Alliance
The development of 2.5D and 3D packaging solutions tailored for several applications, from automotive to high-performance computing (HPC), is spearheaded by Samsung’s Multi-Die Integration (MDI) Alliance, established with SAFE partners and other industry players.
Global Reach of the Samsung Foundry Forum
In addition to Europe, the United States, South Korea, and Japan sponsored the Samsung Foundry Forum 2023, demonstrating Samsung’s global dedication to semiconductor technology advancement. Beginning November 2, the forum’s information will be available to visitors worldwide via the Samsung Semiconductor website.
Samsung Electronics, a leader in semiconductor technology, is wholly committed to addressing the automobile industry’s constantly changing demands through creative solutions and collaborations with critical stakeholders.