Samsung Electronics introduced its state-of-the-art foundry process portfolio including automotive semiconductor solutions at the Samsung Foundry Forum 2019 Munich held in Germany on Oct. 10 (local time).
The forum attracted 40 percent more fabless customers and partners in Europe than last year’s event. Companies which opened an exhibition booth grew 60 percent from last year, reflecting an increased interest in Samsung’s foundry business, a Samsung official said.
Through the event, Samsung Electronics promised to provide a wide range of foundry solutions to European customers who use such specialized processes as low-power, fully depleted-silicon on insulator (FD-SOI), wireless communications (RF) and embedded memories in a variety of applications including automotive and network semiconductors.
Samsung also took the wraps off a wide range of foundry solutions from a cutting-edge high-performance 12-inch extreme ultraviolet (EUV) process to an economical 8-inch process during the forum. It also introduced a foundry platform which combines essential technologies and processes for autonomous driving, 5G telecommunications, and high performance computers (HPCs).
In particular, a semiconductor foundry platform for automobiles that can be used for autonomous driving and electric vehicles attracted attention. Samsung Electronics utilizes 28-nano FD-SOI and 14-nano processes that proved their performance and stability in automotive semiconductors such as autonomous driving and infotainment systems. The semiconductor giant plans to expand to an advanced 8-nano process to meet customer demand.