Forward-looking: Samsung is effectively on its solution to quantity producing D1a-based DDR5 and LPDDR5 reminiscence based mostly on excessive ultraviolet (EUV) expertise in 2021. As an illustration of its technical prowess, the South Korean electronics large has already efficiently shipped a million EUV-based 10nm-class (D1x) DDR4 DRAM modules which have moreover handed international buyer evaluations.
Samsung mentioned EUV expertise reduces repetitive steps in multi-patterning and improves patterning accuracy which results in enhanced efficiency and better yields in addition to abbreviated growth time. According to the corporate, it’s the first to undertake EUV in DRAM manufacturing to beat DRAM scaling challenges.
Jung-bae Lee, government vp of DRAM product and expertise at Samsung Electronics, mentioned the development underscores how Samsung will proceed contributing to international IT innovation by means of well timed growth of modern course of applied sciences and next-generation reminiscence merchandise for the premium reminiscence market.
“With the production of our new EUV-based DRAM, we are demonstrating our full commitment toward providing revolutionary DRAM solutions in support of our global IT customers,” the chief added.
Samsung final month announced that its V1 semiconductor fabrication line, the primary devoted to EUV lithography, had begun mass manufacturing. That facility is used to provide 6nm and 7nm chips with the power to ultimately go all the best way right down to 3nm. By the tip of 2020, Samsung can have pumped $6 billion into the manufacturing facility.
The chipmaker mentioned it plans to fireside up a second semiconductor fabrication line in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, later this 12 months to assist tackle the rising demand for next-gen premium DRAM.