ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronEye IconIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintTitle ChevronIcon Twitter
Companies

Samsung harnesses extreme ultraviolet tech to make chips for IBM

South Korean company seeks to catch up to leader TSMC

Samsung will employ the state-of-the-art 7-nanometer manufacturing process to produce the chips.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics has won an order to manufacture central processing units for IBM using state-of-the-art extreme ultraviolet lithography, or EUV, production technologies.

The IBM-designed chips, which will be made using a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, will be installed in servers that the company plans to launch in the second half of next year.

This marks Samsung's second order from an outside company for 7nm chips following that from Qualcomm, another U.S.

Samsung has been stepping up investment in EUV and other cutting-edge semiconductor fabrication technologies as it aims to become the world's leading foundry by 2030. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. currently controls a market share of over 50% while Samsung controls almost 20%.

TSMC has already begun mass production of 5nm CPUs for Apple, and it has received an order from a chipmaker as well. Samsung hopes that the order for cutting-edge chips from IBM, a powerhouse in server-use CPUs, will lead to more business.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

You have {{numberArticlesLeft}} free article{{numberArticlesLeft-plural}} left this monthThis is your last free article this month

Stay ahead with our exclusives on Asia;
the most dynamic market in the world.

Stay ahead with our exclusives on Asia

Get trusted insights from experts within Asia itself.

Get trusted insights from experts
within Asia itself.

Try 1 month for $0.99

You have {{numberArticlesLeft}} free article{{numberArticlesLeft-plural}} left this month

This is your last free article this month

Stay ahead with our exclusives on Asia; the most
dynamic market in the world
.

Get trusted insights from experts
within Asia itself.

Try 3 months for $9

Offer ends October 31st

Your trial period has expired

You need a subscription to...

  • Read all stories with unlimited access
  • Use our mobile and tablet apps
See all offers and subscribe

Your full access to Nikkei Asia has expired

You need a subscription to:

  • Read all stories with unlimited access
  • Use our mobile and tablet apps
See all offers
NAR on print phone, device, and tablet media

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more