Samsung 3nm node will be delayed by the impact of the coronavirus

Even though Samsung planned to start mass production of chips at 3 nm in 2021, this does not appear to be final, as the effects of coronavirus have delayed some phases of the overall logistics required to start production of a new node.

Samsung 3nm node will be delayed by the impact of the coronavirus

Future of Samsung 3nm node?

The company had already gone through the risky production phase earlier this year and is on the way to validate the final version of the process so that things run smoothly from their side. The problem does not come from Samsung, but from its partners who are responsible for manufacturing both the chip design software and the production machines, as they are experiencing delays that would prevent the entire ecosystem from being completed for production.

According to industry sources, after these delays with the partners, we will have to wait until late 2021 or early 2022 to see the first chips at 3 nm from Samsung, which is still a pretty good date compared to the competition. No major economic impact is expected, although it remains to be seen how TSMC will exploit this situation if it is not also affected.

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