Samsung tips crazy 2nm/3nm chip specs and record revenue
Samsung will be announcing its largest ever revenue for a single quarter when it reports its July-September earnings. The earnings preview estimates around $61.2 billion in quarterly revenue and $13.23 billion in operating profit, riding on the wings of chip sales.The global chip shortage is starting to recede somewhat, it still managed to raise semiconductor prices significantly, and Samsung is doing very well, thank you, as its memory and processor silicon go into everything now. The record $61.2 billion figure is in its turn 28% higher than the same period last year, and higher than the previous quarter, too.
Samsung’s 3nm processors won’t be for Galaxy S22 or iPhone 14
By moving from FinFET to GAA, Samsung has achieved dramatically better 3nm chip specifications compared to the current 5nm FinFET processors like Apple’s A15 or Snapdragon 888.
How about up to 50% performance or power efficiency increase and 35% smaller chips compared to the 5nm ones? Given that Apple’s chip maker TSMC announced 7% performance or 15% efficiency gains from the Apple A14 to the current Apple A15 production method, Samsung’s 3nm specs sound breathtaking.