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Samsung Electronics wins cutting-edge AI chip order from Japan’s Preferred Networks




By Reuters | Updated: July 9, 2024

SEOUL, July 9 (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) said on Tuesday it won an order from Japanese artificial intelligence company Preferred Networks to make chips for AI applications using the South Korean firm’s 2-nanometre foundry process and advanced chip packaging service.

It is the first order Samsung has revealed for its cutting-edge 2-nanometre chip contract manufacturing process. Samsung did not elaborate on the size of the order.

The chips will be made using high-tech chip architecture known as gate all-around (GAA) and multiple chips will be integrated in one package to enhance inter-connection speed and reduce size, Samsung said in a statement.

South Korea’s Gaonchips Co (399720.KQ) designed the chips, Samsung said.

The chips will go toward Preferred Networks’ high-performance computing hardware for generative AI technologies such as large language models, Junichiro Makino, Preferred Networks vice president and chief technology officer of computing architecture, said in the statement.

@ Thomson Reuters 2024