When Samsung is finding it tough to regain its lost smartphone market shares, it’s semiconductor business is booming like anything. In the last financial quarter only Samsung’s financial reports showed big changes in its semiconductor earnings. According to analysts 2015 will be an even better year for Samsung when it comes to chipset and other electronics components.
Samsung’s 14nm FinFET technology is in heavy demand and the South Korean company already signed deals with customers like Apple, Qualcomm and NVIDIA. Industry experts are confident that Samsung ’s new technology will see exceptional sales in 2015.
“Samsung’s system semiconductor business is going to mass produce and supply chips to Apple, Qualcomm, and Nvidia starting in the second quarter of this year. As a result, the Korean tech giant is projected to exhibit stellar performance.” – Park Yu-ak, Meritz Securities
While Samsung’s major competitor TSMC is expecting to move from 20nm to 16nm this year, Samsung already has a 14nm architecture. All companies are expecting to lower application processor size and power consumption for future mobile handsets. At this stage Samsung has an advantage over rivals.
Last year Samsung shipped 40 percent of all application processes with Apple as one of the biggest buyer. Samsung’s semiconductor business generated KRW 10.66 trillion ($9.72 billion) in revenue and KRW 2.7 trillion ($2.46 billion) in profit, mostly from strong demand for memory modules and 20nm application processors.