Tech giant Samsung likely to raise contract chipmaking prices by upto 20%

South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to raise chipmaking prices by up to 20 per cent.

Samsung is in talks with foundry clients to hike the contract chipmaking prices, Yonhap reported reported media reports.

Samsung spokespersons, contacted by Yonhap, said they could not officially comment on the matter.

Samsung is the world’s largest memory chip maker and the second largest contract chip manufacturer after Taiwan’s TSMC.

Samsung’s foundry business achieved its highest quarterly sales in the January-March period, as demand was solid from all applications and yields of the advanced process improved.

Kang Moon-soo, senior vice president and head of Samsung’s foundry market and strategy team, had said during the company’s earnings call late last month that the foundry business will continue to improve in the coming years.

“If you look at our order book for the next five-year period, the (total) orders are around eight times our previous year’s revenue,” he said.

Possible price increases are in line with the industry-wide trend to charge more for chip manufacturing amid high inflation and rising raw material costs.

TSMC is widely reported to raise prices by 5-9 per cent in 2023.


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