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Samsung seeks to outpace TSMC with 6nm chips in 2019

By John Law & Cookie Monster - on 28 Jun 2017, 10:10am

Samsung seeks to outpace TSMC with 6nm chips in 2019

Following news that Qualcomm chose TSMC as its 7nm manufacturing partner, Samsung has decided to double up to regain lost ground.

According to The Investor, industry sources claim that Samsung aims to produce 6nm chips from 2019 and will reduce its investments in 7nm technology. It will also purchase up to 9 ASML's next-generation lithography machines - two this year year and seven next year - to improve chip production efficiency. 

Since the technology is similar, Samsung is said to be using the 7nm technology for a limited number of chips while reserving the 6nm technology for key clients. This move should give Samsung a strategic edge over TSMC's 7nm technology. 

Source: The Investor via PhoneArena.