Samsung says it will develop chips with "human performance"

Samsung says it will develop chips with “human performance”


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

Samsung said Wednesday it would develop processors with “human-like performance” at an industry event in California where it shared ambitious goals for the future of its semiconductor business.

Speaking at its Tech Day event in San Jose on Wednesday, the company said it aims to improve the performance of its chips to a level where they can perform human tasks on par with how people can.

Samsung System LSI Business, the company’s business unit that designs processors, was focusing on improving the performance of its core IPs like neural processing unit, modem, CPU, GPU and others with its partners. , said the South Korean tech giant.

At the event, Yong-in Park, head of Samsung System LSI Business, said that we live in an “era that forces machines to learn and think like people do” and that the importance of logic chips , or processors, continues to grow.

The South Korean tech giant has offered around 900 products in the industry, including SoCs, image sensors, modems, display driver ICs, power management ICs and data processing chips. safety, Park said.

The company will strive to converge these broad chip families to provide a total solution for its customers, the executive added.

Samsung System LSI was working to further improve its high-resolution image sensors to capture images equal to what the human eye does and will also release sensors that can act like all five human senses, the tech giant said.

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

A day earlier, the company’s contract chip production unit, Samsung Foundry, claimed it would bring 1.4 nanometer (nm) chips to market by 2027.

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

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

While it was already the largest memory chip supplier in the mobile sector, the company also aimed to become the top supplier in the automotive sector by 2025, Samsung said.

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

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

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

However, in processor design, it has so far relied heavily on its smartphone business unit and display panel business unit to buy its chips.

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