AMD Tried To Switch From TSMC To Samsung! Good idea?

Historically, AMD has always worked with two and only two major semiconductor manufacturers, GlobalFoundries (formerly part of AMD) and of course TSMC. However, according to new information, this appears to be changing from 2022 onwards.

Which even makes sense, since TSMC has too many major customers in its portfolio, which significantly increases its (limited) production quota even for old and large partners like AMD. Well, it looks like it’s time to open your arms and say hello to Samsung and its 4nm production process!

AMD Tried To Switch From TSMC To Samsung! Good idea?

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It appears that AMD has already completed negotiations with Samsung, and therefore there are already plans to use the 4LPP process, which is the second generation of its 4nm lines. The idea is to use these lines to create low-power processors to bring Chromebooks to life.

However, this big bet from AMD won’t be made until the end of next year and is also intended to serve as a small test of what Samsung really has to offer in the world of chip production.

Interestingly, it is planned to start production on the 3 nm lines for other products in 2023 and 2024 as well. But at least for now the idea is not to give up TSMC in order to put everything on Samsung … So AMD will initially stay with the two big manufacturers and of course negotiate with both of them later to find out which deal is the cheapest.

Besides, what do you think of all of this? Do you think betting on Samsung is a good idea? Or should AMD put everything they have on TSMC? In the end, NVIDIA relied on Samsung and did a little poorly in the end. Please let us know what you think in the comments below.

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