Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Based in Austin, Texas, USA
Established as a foundry in 2017, Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS) is a leading chip manufacturer for automotive, internet of things (IoT), consumer, networking and mobile applications. The fab has an approximate production capacity of 92,000 wafers per month. As well as producing chips for its own parent company, Samsung Electronics, SAS sells to customers such as Qualcomm, Tesla and Nvidia. Samsung Foundry, which began as an independent business unit in 2005 in the fabless manufacturing market, started implementing 3D FinFET technology in 2015, allowing the fabs it services – including those belonging to third parties – to transition into 14nm processes. Samsung Foundry is closely affiliated with SAS since the former company based itself in Austin in 2017.