Friday, November 25, 2016

Samsung System LSI Might Split into Fabless and Foundry Businesses

According to BusinessKorea sources, Samsung is contemplating to split its semiconductor business into a fabless and foundry divisions:

"Samsung Electronics’ System LSI business division is largely divided into four segments; system on chip (SoC) team which develops mobile APs, LSI development team, which designs display driver chips and camera sensors, foundry business team and support team. According to many officials in the industry, Samsung Electronics is now considering forming the fabless division by uniting the SoC and LSI development teams and separating from the foundry business."


  1. I doubt whether this is effective to attract a customer.
    It seems foundry customer's proprietary information would be transferred to Samsung LSI.

    1. They already function as a foundry. This possible separation will make it more attractive to some customers. This may not be Samsung's main objective however.


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