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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Every time a major manufacturer makes a node transition, they have to decide which foundry partner to work with. These days, that comes down to one of two (possibly three) choices: TSMC, Samsung, and potentially Intel, who still apparently operates a client foundry business but hasn’t made any major customer announcements in quite some time.

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. At its Samsung Foundry Forum this week, Samsung declared that its Product Design Kit for 3nm chips is now in alpha, having reached the 0.1 development milestone. Samsung is planning to launch a plethora of process nodes in the coming years, with development tracks planned for 7nm, 6nm, 5nm, 4nm, and yes, 3nm. For the

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Samsung has announced its latest version of HBM2 (High Bandwidth Memory) with a sharp increase in capacity and overall performance. It’s likely a response to the advent of GDDR6, at least in part — the gap between the two memory standards has shrunk significantly. Back when HBM debuted, the gap between it and GDDR5 was

Samsung Unveils Stunning 49-inch, FreeSync 2 HDR Monitor

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. With CES right around the corner, Samsung has taken the lid off one of the most impressive monitors we’ve ever seen. The new CRG9 is an updated version of the 3440×1080 displays the company unveiled in mid-2017, with significantly improved specs. The new display is a 49-inch panel in a 32:9 aspect ratio. Samsung is

Samsung Announces New ‘Affordable’ Curved Gaming Monitors

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Your standard desktop computer monitor is almost an impulse purchase at this point. A 22 or 24-inch 1080p LCD panel costs less than $ 100, but that’s not the kind of monitor PC gamers want to use. Those monitors come with higher refresh rates, more pixels, and other features that invariably push the price up.

Samsung Launches Unreal 30TB SSD Capable of Holding Anything You Own

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Samsung announced today that it has begun production of a new, mind-blowing 30TB SSD. This is a marked departure from previous eras, when the steady advance of storage capacity was driven exclusively by magnetic media and spinning disks. Companies have demonstrated high-capacity NAND flash storage for years, but nobody else has come close to Samsung’s

Samsung Now Producing 16Gbit GDDR6 for Upcoming GPUs

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Samsung is throwing its hat into the GDDR6 ring and joining Micron in ramping the new memory technology for upcoming GPU products. It’s not a surprising move, but it does suggest that GDDR6 will be more widely adopted than its predecessor, GDDR5X. Samsung is touting the new memory as being built on a 10nm* process

Samsung: Graphene Balls Boost Battery Charging Speed by 500 Percent

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Mobile devices have long been hamstrung by lithium-ion batteries, which have been advancing much more slowly than other pieces of the hardware puzzle. Every few months we hear about a new battery design that might be able to replace the li-ion cells in our phones, but none of them have worked out yet. Maybe a

Samsung Demos Stretchable OLED Display

Samsung is one of the first manufacturers to make OLED screen technology a viable option for consumer electronics, and today it makes the best panels on the market. It’s been showing off flexible AMOLED panels for years, but now it’s demoing something new: stretchable OLEDs. Instead of simply bending and flexing, you can change the shape and size of these panels without distorting the image. Samsung unveiled the prototype display

Corporate raiders, vulture funds urge breakup of Samsung

If the press coming out of Korea is any indication, Samsung isn’t any happier with 2016 than the rest of us. The Galaxy Note 7 debacle blew up Samsung’s quarterly earnings, its washing machine recall fueled negative consumer perceptions, the company’s Korean offices were raided last week as part of an ongoing corruption investigation, and now a vulture hedge fund with a major focus on distressed companies is calling for