SEOUL, Mar. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it has added solutions specialized for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and fingerprint scanning in its foundry portfolio.
The foundry business refers to making chips for other companies that do not have a semiconductor plant.
The South Korean tech giant said it started shipping IoT and fingerprint sensor chips to clients, produced from 200-millimeter or 8-inch wafers.
“On top of its existing eFlash, Power, display driver IC and CMOS image sensor offerings, RF/IoT and fingerprint technology solutions are now available through Samsung’s foundry services,” the company said.
“By expanding our technology offerings into the RF/IoT and fingerprint segments, we will enable our customers to take advantage of Samsung’s state-of-the-art 8-inch solutions in a broader range of applications,” it added.
The South Korean tech giant currently operates 6-inch and 8-inch production lines in Giheung, located south of Seoul.