Samsung Foundry 4 nm and 3 nm yields reportedly at 75% and 60%
Over the years, Samsung Foundry has (rightfully) received a lot of flak for products such as the Exynos 2200, which is slated to make a comeback with the Galaxy S23 FE later this year. This could be due to remarkably better yields on its 4 nm node, allowing it to be commercially viable again. According to a report from Business Korea, they are now at 75%.
Unfortunately, it doesn't specify the exact node (4LPP/4LPP+/4LPE). The Exynos 2200's marginally better Geekbench showing tacitly confirms some under-the-hood improvements, too, although the same can't be said for the Pixel 8 series' Tensor G3. It is, however, good news for the upcoming Exynos 2400, which is rumoured to use the 4LPP+ node.
A report from ZDNet Korea, Samsung Foundry will now manufacture "AI semiconductors for servers supplied to data centres". It doesn't specify the company in question. Twitter leaker @harukaze5719 speculates it could be AMD, a sentiment shared by @OreXda. Similarly, yields for Samsung's 3 nm node lie at 60%. While not ideal, it has already attracted the likes of Qualcomm, AMD and IBM.