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Semiconductor chips: TSMC wants to consolidate its lead

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The semiconductor sector has been booming since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. This is one of the main beneficiaries of the explosion in demand for processors, cloud infrastructure, memory, GPUs and the latest generation mobile devices.

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This high-growth sector is currently dominated by Samsung and TMSC which, according to Visual Capital, together account for more than 70% of the market share. As a leader, TMSC could consolidate its already considerable lead by investing more money than the competition in the sector this year.

TSMC reacts to Samsung’s development plan

Samsung has never hidden its desire to become the world leader in semiconductors. For this, the South Korean firm unveiled, two years ago, a plan to put the competition behind it, by 2030. For this, it has planned to increase its investments.

Thus, the company had unveiled at the time an investment plan from 115 to 151 billion dollars. This allowed it to grant 36 billion dollars for the past year. A sum that did not allow him to steal first place from his Taiwanese competitor.

Despite a larger investment in 2020 and 2021, from Samsung in the semiconductor business, TSMC achieved outstanding results in 2021. The Taiwanese company’s revenue increased by nearly 56.8 billion between 2020 and 2021, an increase of 24.9%. This allowed him to generate a net profit of 23.3 billion dollars.

TSMC now intends to use part of this sum to further boost its activities. According to South Korean media, the planned investments by Samsung’s competitor for the 2022 account amount to 44 billion dollars. While the South Korean multinational intends to put in its branch of chip manufacturing (only) 37.7 billion dollars.

With a larger investment this year, TSMC may well outclass Samsung in this chip war.

Samsung is not ready to abdicate

For the moment, TSMC offers better quality chips than Samsung. This allowed him to put in his pocket large customers like Apple, Intel or AMD. According to experts, the 7nm and 5nm process nodes produced by Samsung do not really measure up to those of TSMC.

A situation that is also repeated at the level of the 4 nm process nodes. This means that a good part of customers prefer to bet on TSMC productions. However, things should not stop there. Samsung is thinking of turning things around by bringing to market 3nm process nodes that are more efficient than those of the competition.

For this, the Korean firm relies on its GAA processor. According to some indiscretions, it should have a surface area reduced by 35% as well as a 30% increase in performance, compared to 3 nm chips. The GAA processor should also consume 50% less energy and will be launched a month before its competitor from TSMC.

TSMC seems to be betting more on its 2 nm processor for the moment. This will integrate GAA technology and its production should start from 2025. As for its 3 nm chips, they should not be available before 2023.

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