Creating the future

It’s been an incredible journey so far, but the endless possibilities still excite us. Samsung’s semiconductor business will continue to open new horizons in this digital era,
where chips smaller than a fingernail inspire the world to live better, learn smarter and come closer.

2010

- Develops industry’s first 32nm HKMG process
- Starts industry’s first mass production of 20nm-class NAND flash

Samsung Semiconductor History, Develops 32nm HKGM process in 2010

2011

- Starts industry’s first mass production of 30nm-class 4Gb mobile DRAM (LPDDR2)
- Launches branded application processor, Exynos

Samsung Semiconductor History, Starts mass prouction of 30nm-class 4Gb mobile DRAM (LPDDR2) and launches branded application processor, Exynos

2013

- Starts industry’s first mass production of 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) memory
- Introduces Exynos 5 Octa, the industry’s first mobile AP to implement big.LITTLE™ architecture

Samsung Semiconductor History, Starts mass production of 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) memory and introduces Exynos 5 Octa, the mobile AP with big.LITTLE™ architecture

2014

- Starts industry’s first mass production of 20nm-class 8Gb mobile DRAM (LPDDR4)
- Begins production in Xi’an, China (SCS)

Samsung Semiconductor History, Begins production at Xi’an, China in 2014

2015

- Begins production in Line17
- Starts industry’s first mass production of 14nm FinFET mobile APs
- Opens new headquarters for U.S. semiconductor operations

Samsung Semiconductor History, Begins productions in line17 in 2015

2016

- Starts industry’s first mass production of 10nm FinFET SoCs
- Starts industry’s first mass production of 10nm-class DRAM

Samsung Semiconductor History, Starts mass production of 10nm FinFET SoCs and 10nm-class DRAM in 2016

2017

- Begins production in Pyeongtaek, South Korea
- Foundry Business unit separates from the System LSI Business
- Begins mass production of 2nd-generation 10nm FinFET process

Samsung Semiconductor History, Begins production at Pyeongtaek, South Korea in 2017

2018

- Breaks ground on EUV line in Hwaseong, Korea, and second memory line in Xi’an, China
- Begins mass production of 5th-generation V-NAND and develops industry’s first 8Gb LPDDR5
- Develops Samsung’s first 5G modem, Exynos Modem 5100
- Launches automotive solution brands, Exynos Auto and ISOCELL Auto
- Begins production of EUV-based 7nm LPP

 Angled side view of Samsung LPDDR5