All foundries increase in price, and Samsung Foundry would be the last to consider an increase in the cost of its wafers up to 20% alleging the increase in price that the materials have suffered due to the current shortage of materials and the increase in transportation costs.

TSMC has already raised prices by around 20% by the end of 2021 and now it looks like Samsung Foundry will follow suit with a similar price increase, although of course knowing the difference in process many customers might not see it justified .that the cost increase is the same compared to the leading wafer manufacturer. This is why it is said that depending on the node, the prices will increase between 15 and 20 percent.

Samsung Foundry

Most curious of all is that Samsung Foundry intends charge more money for old nodes than for more advanced ones. The price increases are expected to take effect in the second half of 2022, which automatically means that manufacturers will pass on this price increase from cost to final product.

According to Bloomberg, he says that chip production costs increase by 20-30% across the boardwhether it is the materials needed to produce integrated circuits or the construction of new factories.

“Chip maker manufacturing costs are now increasing by an average of 20-30% on everything from chemicals, gas and wafers to equipment and construction materials.”