Samsung has adopted a new in-house developed ERP system to improve efficiency and productivity. The new system called N-ERP was developed in 2.5 years and was tested in China and Southeast Asian countries. It will roled in all overseas branches by Jan 2022. N-ERP brings the latest solutions in massive data processing to provide real-time analysis of the supply chain and more accurate simulation models for better decision making.
LG said that it will wind down its mobile division by July 31. The Korean smartphone brand, which was once in 2013 became the world’s third-largest manufacturer behind Samsung and Apple, will become the first global brand to withdraw from the market. It still has a 10% share in North America to become the No. 3 brand. The division has registered straight-six years of losses of around $4.5 bn and accounted for 7% of the LG group’s revenue.
Intel’s new CEO Pat Gelsinger will spend $20 bn on two new plants to break into the foundry business. The firm plans more factories across the USA. The aggressive plan will put Intel into direct competition with the world’s most-advanced chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Intel, for decades dominated the $400 bn industry, But today, Intel’s factories trail TSMC and Samsung, which make chips for Intel competitors — AMD, Amazon and Apple.
Samsung has partnered with Delhi Technical University to establish an Innovation Lab. Post collaboration Samsung’s R&D Institute, Noida engineers will work together with varsities faculty, students on research projects in new-age tech such as AI, ML, Apps Framework, Multimedia, etc. Samsung, after the new addition, will have eight technical labs in India as part of its Samsung Innovation Campus initiative, earlier known as Samsung Digital Academy.
Samsung Electronics said that it has begun the mass-production of a power-efficient SSD for data centres. The SSD has a power efficiency that will reduce operating costs for data centres and improved security solutions. The South Korean company said that “PM9A3E1.S” is the first data centre-use SSD product based on sixth-generation V-NAND chips. It also has a 50% improvement compared to its previous PM983aM.2 as it supports 283 (MB/s) per watt.
Samsung has developed a high-bandwidth memory chip integrated with AI processing power. The new processing-in-memory\architecture adds AI engines into Samsung’s HBM2 Aquabolt, which was launched in 2018. The new chip will accelerate large scale processing in data centres, high-performance computing systems, and AI-enabled mobile apps. The HBM-PIM uses the same HBM interface which means customers need not change hardware/ software to apply it into existing systems.
Samsung to build a plant in Texas, the USA with an investment of $10 bn to manufacture a new logic chip of 3nm processor by using ultraviolet lithography tech. The company might invest $116 bn in the next 10 years into non-memory chips. It’s semiconductor business invested $26 bn in 2020 into memory business which is lower than its rival company TSMC, which invested $28 bn in 2020. Samsung might face massive competition from TSMC.
Samsung revealed its flagship processor – the Exynos 2100, which will power its most powerful phones this year. The 5nm chip built on an advanced EUV process will deliver 10% higher performance while using 20% less power than its 7nm predecessor – Exynos 990. This is also Samsung’s first 5G integrated processor. It also sports a Mali-G78 GPU which boasts improvements to AI tasks, thanks to a three-core neural processing unit for on-device processing.