Samsung will ramp up production for the V1 line, and coupled with its S3 line, it expects to triple its production of chips that are 7nm or smaller compared to last year, the company said.
The EUV process uses ultraviolet light with short wavelengths to draw design pattern on wafers. According to Samsung, this allows for more detailed and finer designs compared to previous lithography technology that used argon fluoride lasers.
Samsung has been competing fiercely with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the market leader in contract chip making, to woo clients such as Qualcomm, Nvidia, and Apple. Samsung currently has six lines dedicated to contract chip making, also called Samsung Foundry.