On June 03, 2022, it was reported that Samsung Electronics has replaced the head of the semiconductor research and development center leading the development of next-generation chips.
The company has appointed the vice president and head of its flash memory development division, Song Jae-hyuk, as the new head of its semiconductor research and development center.
In the foundry business restructuring, Nam Seok-woo, vice president of global manufacturing and infrastructure for the semiconductor business of Samsung’s Device Solutions (DS) division, will also serve as the head of the foundry manufacturing technology center. Nam is one of Samsung Electronics’ best memory semiconductor process development experts.
“Samsung Electronics has suffered from foundry customers due to low yields and failure to develop fifth-generation DRAMs,” said an analyst at an investment firm.
Samsung Electronics’ foundry business is facing a major test. It plans to mass-produce the world’s first GAA-based 3-nanometer chip as early as June.
To do so, Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong will travel to the Netherlands next week after meeting with the chief executives of Intel and Qualcomm.