Samsung’s Exynos 2400: A Leap in Efficiency, but Yields Still a Challenge

February 5, 2024

In a bid to outpace its previous smartphone chipsets, Samsung has recently begun mass production of the Exynos 2400, a chip built on the company’s improved 4LPP+ architecture. While the new design promises significant power-efficiency gains, recent rumors suggest that Samsung is grappling with lower yields compared to its competitor, TSMC.

Samsung’s yields have been a concern over the past year and a half, with reports indicating a disappointing 25 percent output. However, the Korean tech giant has made strides, increasing yields to a more respectable 60 percent for the Exynos 2400, especially ahead of the anticipated Galaxy S24 launch. Despite this improvement, TSMC still holds the lead, boasting a reported 70 percent yield for its N4P process.

Experts believe that TSMC’s technological superiority is a key factor in its higher yields. Nevertheless, Samsung’s progress is noteworthy, and there is potential for further improvement. Even if yields remain at 60 percent, the Exynos 2400 showcases Samsung’s commitment to advancing its chip production capabilities.

One notable enhancement in the Exynos 2400 is its adoption of Fan-out Wafer Level Packaging (FOWLP) technology, a first for Samsung. This innovation improves heat transfer and overall efficiency, contributing to the chipset’s impressive thermal performance even under stress tests. The company is also considering bringing its 4LPP+ manufacturing process to Google’s Tensor G4, potentially replicating the Exynos 2400’s success, though the uncertainty surrounding yield improvement remains.

While the Exynos 2400 may lag behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in certain tests! Samsung has demonstrated its capability to close the performance gap significantly. The company appears poised to leverage its newfound production efficiency to introduce even more advanced successors to the Exynos 2400! potentially challenging the competition.

Looking ahead, the Exynos 2500 is expected to be Samsung’s next flagship silicon. Utilizing a 3nm GAA process, Samsung aims to surpass TSMC’s technological advancements. However, the fast-paced nature of the tech industry means that developments are inevitable! and changes may occur as we move further into 2024. Stay tuned for the latest updates on Samsung’s chip production and its ongoing rivalry with TSMC.

Source: Revegnus

Jani Dushman
Jani Dushman

I'm Jani, a dedicated Tech Writer and Reviewer at Xiaomitoday. With a passion for exploring and dissecting the latest in technology, my mission is to bring you insightful and comprehensive reviews that empower your decision-making in the fast-evolving world of gadgets and tech.

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