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Samsung ramps up workforce for 3nm chip production

South Korean media revealed that Samsung is facing a shortage of 3nm chip production talents. According to reports, the South Korean company is mobilizing its workforce internally, bringing the team into the R&D team for the new node.

Due to shortage of local experts and workers, Samsung has stopped accepting orders left over from domestic SMEs 130-27nm foundry process specializes in semiconductor design.

Samsung increases workforce for 3 nm chip production

Samsung is not the only company facing such problems. High demand for modern chipsets has put rival companies in a similar position, including chipmaking market leader TSMC.

American companies are facing shortages of

, next to 10 years, while China’s manpower shortage is expected to be 300,000 people2025. South Korea needs nearly 6,000 people with MS and PhD degrees in semiconductor engineering to meet the demand.

Samsung Foundry R&D office in Hwaseong, South Korea Samsung Foundry R&D Office in Hwaseong, South Korea

The team at Hwaseong R&D Center will work on improving the yield of single wafer. Next-gen chipsets are in high demand, while legacy nodes are not as popular in the market anymore.

Analysts predict that the chip market will expand by one-third in the next five years, which will push Samsung to increase its investment in signing cooperation contracts with major universities. However, South Korea is facing a decline in the quality of education, which has frustrated Samsung’s intentions.

Source (Korean)




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