Samsung Details Semiconductor Production Road-Map; Will Commence 4nm Risk Production By 2020, 7nm By 2018

Ramish Zafar

When it comes to resources, Samsung is king. The Korean tech giant has a business in nearly every form of electronic gadget or appliance out there. This leaves a mammoth amount of resources at its disposal and is the primary reason the company continues to dominate across multiple markets. After all, not every company can afford to mass produce curved, edge to edge OLEDs. Today, Samsung has announced its roadmap for semiconductor technology. Take a look below to find out more.

Samsung Details Its Semi-Conductor Roadmap For The Next Three Years; Expects To Develop 4nm By 2020

The node manufacturing game just stepped up a notch. This year, the smartphone world heralded the introduction of the Snapdragon 835. Manufactured on the 10nm FinFET process, the chip offers significant performance gains over its predecessors. When we talk smartphones, power consumption is more important than performance. It's the segment where 10nm truly shines, even as Samsung's Exynos 8890 outshines the Snapdragon 835 in performance scores.

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Like any other smart company, Samsung is looking ahead. It's widely rumored that next year, we'll get to see 7nm processors from the company's end. Today, it makes clear manufacturing plans related to semi-conductors for the next three years. The company will start 7nm risk production in 2018, develop 5nm and 6nm in 2019 and move on to 4nm by 2020. While that shifts 7nm two years from now, the bit about 4nm is fresh air.

"Our roadmap is full of hope and ambition, because Samsung is not just planning these new process processes, but at these point in time really can achieve the scheduled plan," said senior director marketing, Kelvin Low. These are some very ambitious plans and serve to place Samsung right at the front of semi-conductor manufacture. More interesting than 4nm are the company's plans for 7nm. If it really does manage to commence risk production next year, then we'll see the smartphone landscape move forward by miles.

Right now however, all eyes are on Samsung's Galaxy Note 8. Despite its resources, the company failed spectacularly with the Galaxy Note 7. The device, expected to provide Apple's iPhone lineup with stiff competition, went up in flames. For the Galaxy Note 8, we're hearing about some pretty interesting features. These include a dual camera setup and a front mounted fingerprint sensor. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We'll keep you updated on the latest.

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