Samsung Electronics has secured a contract with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to manufacture its upcoming GPUs. AMD is currently the second largest graphics processing unit manufacturer along with Intel and Nvidia.
Samsung Electronics will be working alongside GlobalFoundries to manufacture AMD GPUs. GlobalFoundries is, in fact, one of AMD’s main manufacturing arm that was established on the 2nd of March 2009. According to Electronic times, Samsung Electronics will be manufacturing AMD GPUs next year, based on a 14-nm FinFET process.
It’s rumoured that Samsung Electronics will be manufacturing AMD’s upcoming GPU, codenamed Greenland. It comes as no surprise that Samsung Electronics is manufacturing the Greeenland GPU mainly because the GPU has a 14nm architecture which is what Samsung Electronics and GlobalFoundries plants are capable of manufacturing. In addition to that, the Greenland GPU is expected to be unveiled in the second quarter of next year.
AMD isn’t the first client for Samsung Electronics. In fact, it has already been manufacturing chips for companies such as Apple and surprisingly, Nvidia. It is worth noting that currently, TSMC – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company – is still AMD’s main GPU production source.
(Source: Electronic Times)