Samsung is reportedly ready to spend 1.9 billion dollars for making a new factory that will produce 20 nm and 14 nm Exynos Chip starting next year. These processors will be more powerful than the chip used on the Samsung Galaxy S III, which uses 32 nm technology.
According to the president of Samsung Electronics System LSI Business, Stephen Woo, a new factory should be built so that they can meet the demand of clients and the global IT industry. As an illustration, Gartner says that the chip business will grow about 20% between the years 2011-2016 with the business potential of 59.4 billion dollars.
With the new technology, the chip will need less power. Perhaps, the processor will be the brain for the upcoming Samsung flagship smartphone, like the Samsung Galaxy S IV.
Samsung’s competitors in chip industry is trying to compete with Samsung. Qualcomm is currently working on 28 nm quad-core Snapdragon S4 Krait processor, which will be launched at the end of the year. While NVIDIA is working to integrate LTE radio into its 28 nm quad-core Tegra 3 processor, which will be available in 2013. Samsung is one step ahead of its competitors.