Samsung started producing ASIC chips for the mining of cryptocurrency
Fakamole 'a e kaunga fe'auhi tefito'i 'o e kautaha 'i he maketi 'i he me'angaue keli hake ke $ 400 Million 'i ha kuata.
Samsung Saute Kolea kuo 'oku femo'uekina 'i he faiva 'a e ASIC chips, 'a ia 'oku faka'aonga'i ki he faiva 'o e bitcoins, ethers mo e cryptocurrencies kehe. Ko 'eni kuo tohi 'e he TechCrunch fekau'aki mo e fakafofonga 'o e kautaha.
Ko 'eni ko hono ngaohi e koloa femo'uekina chips ki he thecryptocurrency 'a e Samsung. Ka neongo ia, we can not give more details about our customers. – Samsung 'o e Pressoffice
The first about the work of Samsung over the chips for the miners was reported by the Korean media. According to the local edition of The Bell, the mass production of ASIC chips in the Samsung semiconductor plant began in January 2018. Sources say that the corporation has already agreed on the supply of mining equipment for an unnamed company from China.
The representative of Samsung refused to discuss with TechCrunch the details of work on the ASIC chips.
The publication notes that Samsung has to compete with the Taiwanese microchip manufacturer TSMC, which earns on equipment for mining from $ 350 million to $ 400 million for the quarter. The company serves such major suppliers of mining equipment as Bitmain and Canaan Creative.
Following the results of 2017, Samsung became the largest chip manufacturer, displacing from the position of the leader of Intel. Samsung’s business in microchip production in 2017 Na'e $ 69 billion compared to Intel’s $ 62.8 billion.
Tokotaha na'a ne fa'u: Richard Abermann