Device Solutions

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Ensuring your IT solutions all run smoothly, we make sure that the inner workings of a whole range of electronic devices are designed to provide maximised performance, reliability and longevity

 

Samsung Electronics is expanding its market leadership in the memory business by demonstrating superior technology and dramatic cost savings. This is generating exciting prospects. We are expanding our highly profitable differentiated products, mainly for mobile devices and accelerating process conversion while also focusing on developing next-generation products. Supported by increased demand for AP and CIS sensors, our System LSI business showed strong growth and cost leadership, allowing us to launch next-generation products more quickly.

Memory Business

Creating an easier world through cutting-edge green memory with the world’s highest performance.
 

Since 1993, we have firmly maintained our No.1 leadership in the global memory semiconductor market while contributing to the overall growth of the global IT market and building an unrivaled competitive edge. In 2016, we pushed the limit of memory semiconductor technology even further by introducing a host of industry-first products: the 10-nanometer class 16Gb LPDDR4 DRAM chips enable an 8GB mobile DRAM package for high-end smartphones and tablets, and the 15.36TB SAS SSD based on 48-layer 256Gb V-NAND technology delivers the industry’s highest storage capacity for leading enterprise customers. Also, we have further accelerated the growth of the advanced memory segment by bringing leading-edge DRAM and NAND flash based solutions to the market. Among those, the 8GB HBM2 DRAM and the 8GB LPDDR4/4X mobile DRAM offer exceptionally high speed and bandwidth which are required for next-generation graphics and mobile applications. In the NAND flash sector, consumer SSDs such as the 2TB 960 PRO (M.2 NVMe SSD) and the 2TB T3 (portable SSD) helped the market move toward higher density consumer storage solutions. The 512GB BGA NVMe SSD integrates all essential SSD components in a single, one-gram package, allowing maximised flexibility when designing computing devices. In 2017, we have been proactively responding to broader market needs from mobile, PC, enterprise, and cloud services to Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and automotive applications. To this end, we plan to introduce a more extensive lineup of advanced memory products that deliver unparalleled levels of performance and capacity, including the latest 64-layer V-NAND-based SSDs for consumer and enterprise applications, ultra-compact eUFS and high-speed Z-SSD. We will also continue our advancements in the 10-nanometer process technology for DRAM solutions and next-generation V-NAND technologies to maintain our leadership and contribute to the growth of the global memory market.

System LSI Business

Leading innovation in electronic devices with competitive R&D and trailblazing process technology.
 

Our System LSI Business is focused on developing next-generation products to strengthen our technological competitive edge in the fabless segment and solidifying our position in the global market. In 2016, the System LSI Business featured a full mobile System-on-Chip (SoC) lineup with 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, including the Exynos 8 Octa for premium mobile devices, Exynos 7 Quad, a solution with integrated full connectivity for entry-level devices, to the Exynos 7 Dual, which was the industry’s first SoC for wearables on 14nm. The company also introduced its Dual-Pixel image sensor that delivers a DSLR camera-level phase-detecting autofocus on a mobile platform to provide device users with fast photo shooting and premium image quality, even in low light environments. In 2017, our System LSI Business expects to catalyze the development of innovative products such as next-generation smartphones, VR, and AR devices with its latest Exynos 9 based on 10nm FinFET process technology. The top priority for the System LSI Business in the upcoming years will be to advance its business portfolio by building stronger core design capabilities in diverse sectors – 5G modem, next-generation image sensors, and power management ICs (PMIC) – in addition to its current flagship business areas.

Foundry Business

Delivering a full range of foundry solutions, from advanced process technology to a proven IP and design ecosystem.

 

In January 2016, Samsung’s foundry business successfully demonstrated its continued technology leadership by mass-producing 2nd-generation 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET mobile SoCs (System-on-Chips). The foundry business also started mass production of the industry’s first mobile SoC with 10nm FinFET process technology in October 2016. Based on such technological prowess, we are expanding our strategic foundry cooperation with leading global customers and providing next-generation mobile SoCs that power a wide array of advanced mobile devices and IoT products. Since its establishment in 2005, Samsung’s foundry business has been delivering optimised products and services to customers. In May 2017, the Foundry Business unit separated from the System LSI Business with an aim to reinforce its business expertise and to accelerate the growth of its presence within the market. The Foundry Business plans to initiate mass production of the 2nd-generation 10nm FinFET process by the end of 2017 and will expand its 10nm production capacity to respond to increasing demand. Furthermore, it will continue to make timely development of cutting-edge technologies, including next-generation design nodes beyond 8nm and 18nm FD-SOI (Fully Depleted Silicon on Insulator), to better meet customer needs for logic solutions.