Samsung Foundry – Samsung’s production wing, has recently revealedits newproductionprocess of its 7-nanometer (nm) Low Powerplus[7LPP]processnode,thatis expectedto reduce its energy consumption by up toover 50%.
In line with a recent official press release, a newprocess that isbased onextreme ultraviolet [EUV] lithography technology, makes the new 7LPP chipsadditionallydense [areaeconomical] and energy efficient is revealed by Samsung.This mighthave positive implications for crypto miners using Samsung’s hardware, as energypricesinfluencebe a very importantfactor withinthe industry’sprofitableness.
As mining hardware develops at afastpace, chipsstill arebecoming smaller andadditionallyeconomical. Earlier in April, the companyrevealed its10nm hardware for Halong Mining’s DragonMint T1.In line withSamsung, the new EUV-based 7LPPprocessnodecould be amassivepush of Samsung Foundry’s technology roadmap,and will pave theapproachfornext 3nm technology node semiconductors development .
Samsung states that 7LPPwould offera technological push in AI, IoT, networking, automotive, 5G, and enterprise and hyperscale datacenter.
While Samsunghas not stilldisclosed the names ofits primarycustomers to use these new 7LPPchips technology, the firmimpliedthatthe primarychips to useit wouldtarget mobile and high performance computing [HPC] applications.
The executive VPof foundry sales andmarketingteam at SamsungElectronics ‘Charlie Bae’,aforementionedthat the introduction of the new EUV-based 7LPP nodecould be arevolutionary milestonewithin thesemiconductortrade. Hedeclaredthat the “fundamental shift” of wafersproducingis an“optimalalternativenotjust formobile and HPC,howeveradditionallyfora largevaryofcutting-edge applications.”
However earlier today, largestinternationalchipmanufacturerfirm Taiwan SemiconductorManufacturing[TSMC]forecasted very low demand for crypto mining hardware to counterbalance its revenue growth in the second half of 2018.