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Samsung Foundry

The foundry division of a multinational conglomerate


Samsung Foundry is the foundry division of Samsung Semiconductor.

Samsung Foundry offers a full suite of advanced process technologies, including finFET and gate-all-around FET. It also offers advanced packaging solutions and application-specific technologies for RF, eNVM, high voltage, BCD, CMOS image sensors, and finger print sensors.

Samsung entered the semiconductor business in 1974 with the acquisition of Hankook Semiconductor. The VLSI business of Samsung Semiconductor was started in 1983. Samsung Semiconductor was comprised of two divisions, memory and semiconductor LSI. In 2005, the company entered the foundry business. In 2017, Samsung Foundry was established as the company’s third division.

All three are part of Samsung, a giant electronics company that was founded in 1938. The company includes a number of well-known subsidiaries, including Samsung Electronics, Samsung Techwin (mil/aero), Samsung Engineering (construction), Samsung C&T (trading), Samsung Life Insurance, Samsung Heavy Industries (shipbuilding), Samung SDS (IT services), and Cheil Worldwide (advertising).

The family-controlled conglomerate is the No. 1 business group in South Korea. It has surpassed rival Hyundai Group. The company’s flagship is Samsung Electronics, which makes memory, LCD panels, and consumer electronics.

  • HQ: Seoul, South Korea
  • Type: Company