Samsung Announces Availability of its Silicon-Proven 3D IC Technology for High-Performance Applications

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the immediate availability of its silicon-proven 3D IC packaging technology, eXtended-Cube (X-Cube), for today’s most advanced process nodes. Leveraging Samsung’s through-silicon via (TSV) technology, X-Cube enables significant leaps in speed and power efficiency to help address the rigorous performance demands of next-generation applications including 5G, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, as well as mobile and wearable.   “Samsung’s new 3D integration technology ensures reliable TSV interconnections even at the cutting-edge EUV process nodes,” said Moonsoo Kang, senior vice president of…

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A Critical Opportunity for US Semiconductor Competitiveness

Jeff Rittener Chief Government Affairs Officer General Manager of Governments, Markets and Trade By Jeff Rittener In 2001, there were 130 leading-edge semiconductor companies — many in the U.S., providing hundreds of thousands of high-tech, high-wage jobs. However, the industry has shrunk due to the soaring complexity, cost and investment required to stay on the leading edge. Today, only Intel, Samsung and TSMC are truly advancing semiconductor manufacturing technology. Among them, only Intel is a U.S. firm. According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the U.S. now accounts for just…

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[Editorial] Envisioning a Sustainable Future with Energy-Efficient Memory Technology

  163 zettabytes (ZB) is the amount of data expected to be generated worldwide by 2025, according to market research firm IDC. Within the span of just a decade, data produced by humankind will see a tenfold increase, which means we will see more data created in the next couple of years than has been accumulated over the past decades.   As more and more data is collected, we are able to access the information we want and enjoy high-quality content anytime, anywhere. Advancements in 5G, AI and 8K technologies,…

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Samsung Electronics Debuts Industry-Leading 8TB Consumer SSD, the 870 QVO

Samsung Electronics today introduced its second-generation quad-level cell (QLC) flash drive, the 870 QVO SATA SSD, that is setting a new standard for high-capacity consumer storage. Featuring an industry-leading capacity of up to eight terabytes (TB),1 the new SSD delivers an uncompromising mix of speed, storage capacity and reliability for mainstream and professional PC users.   In the past, consumers have had to choose between SSDs – which provide superior performance – and HDDs, which traditionally offer greater capacity. Samsung’s 870 QVO SSD, however, is able to reliably offer the…

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[Video] Introducing Samsung’s Versatile New Image Sensor: the ISOCELL GN1

Capable of capturing stunning HDR landscapes and low-light portraits, smartphone cameras have reached a point where they can produce pro-grade photos. Today’s smartphone cameras combine multiple lenses with cutting-edge technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to deliver stunning images. Samsung’s ISOCELL image sensors are at the core of these camera innovations, enabling users to capture their every precious moment with top-of-the-line image quality.   Samsung’s latest image sensor, the ISOCELL GN1, is a powerful 50-megapixel sensor with 1.2μm pixels. As Samsung’s first image sensor to feature both Tetracell and Dual Pixel…

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Samsung Provides One-Stop Foundry Design Environment with the Launch of ‘SAFE™ Cloud Design Platform’

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the launch of ‘Samsung Advanced Foundry Ecosystem (SAFE) Cloud Design Platform (CDP)’ for fabless customers, in collaboration with Rescale, a leader in high performance computing (HPC) applications in the cloud.   The key highlight feature of Samsung foundry’s first SAFE Cloud Design Platform is that it provides a virtual environment to design chips in the cloud. By accessing this platform through the cloud, customers can immediately start designing at anytime and anywhere.   To maximize customers’ design convenience, SAFE…

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Samsung Receives Zero Waste to Landfill Validations for All its Global Semiconductor Manufacturing Sites

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that it has received UL’s Zero Waste to Landfill validation of Gold level and above for all of its global semiconductor operation sites. This signifies that Samsung’s semiconductor sites in South Korea, US and China meet the requirement of more than 95-percent waste diversion through methods that do not involve thermal processing. In particular, the Samsung DSR building in Hwaseong, Korea, home to most of its local semiconductor R&D staff, is validated for Zero Waste to Landfill at the…

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Samsung’s New “Always Open” Virtual Booth to Showcase Innovative LED Technologies and Products

These days, the era of social distancing is pushing the world’s top manufacturers to think more creatively when it comes to facilitating product interactions. Thus, Samsung LED is filling the need for more consumer-facing product presentations with innovative new strategies. The company has just opened a Virtual Lighting Exhibition, where a range of up-to-date news about Samsung lighting solutions will be available to manufacturers, supply chain partners and end users, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   The new online booth provides a platform where virtual visitors can…

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Samsung Announces New NAND Flash Facility to Address Future Data Center and Mobile Demands

  Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced plans to expand its NAND flash production capacity in Pyeongtaek, Korea, reinforcing the company’s ability to meet demands from emerging technologies. Construction, which began this May, will pave the way for mass production of Samsung’s cutting-edge V-NAND memory in the second half of 2021.   “The new investment reaffirms our commitment to sustain undisputed leadership in memory technologies, even in uncertain times,” said Cheol Choi, executive vice president of Memory Global Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “We…

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Samsung Elevates Data Protection for Mobile Devices with New Security Chip Solution

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today introduced a standalone turnkey security solution comprised of a Secure Element (SE) chip (S3FV9RR) and enhanced security software that offers protection for tasks such as booting, isolated storage, mobile payment and other applications. The latest security chip is Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (CC EAL) 6+ certified, the highest level acquired by a mobile component.   “In this era of mobility and contact-less interactions, we expect our connected devices, such as smartphones or tablets, to be highly secure so as…

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