The South Koreanm Samsung Electronics cuts its investment in a 7-nanometer technology process and plans to start producing 6-nanometer chips in 2019.

Sources said Samsung plans to install two units of ASML’s next-generation lithography machines this year and seven more next year. It is expected that these installations will significantly increase the efficiency of chip production, reported South Korean, The Investor.

“Samsung ditched the 20-nanometer technology in the past to focus on the 14-nanometer market. TSMC also stole clients from Samsung in seven-nanometer chips by skipping the 10-nanometer,” an industry source told ET News.

“Samsung and TSMC are expected to compete fiercely to secure more ASML machines whose supply is limited.”

Samsung is ambitious to overtake its Taiwanese competitor TSMC in adopting the 6-nm technology process. Recently, TSMC has won orders to produce 7-nm chips type SoC for the American Qualcommm.

Considering the technology is similar, Samsung is likely to use the seven-nanometer technology for a limited number of chips, possibly one of its own Exynos chips, while pushing the 6-nanometer technology for key orders.

However TSMC, doesn’t use this exposure equipment technology for its current 7nm chipsets. The report suggests that TSMC is planning to use EUV exposure for the second type of 7nm chipsets after commercializing the first type next year. Source: The Investor

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