The Korean company Samsung said it had successfully mastered the 5-nanometer technology for the release of mobile processors. The plans – the start of mass production next year. Currently, this is the thinnest process for creating semiconductor chips. Reducing the thickness of the chip manufacturing process makes it possible to more densely arrange transistors. As a result, energy costs are reduced, the speed of the signal increases. According to the manufacturer, thanks to the 5-nanometer process, processor performance will increase by 10% or energy consumption will decrease by 25%. Technologies are being mastered by the company quite rapidly. At the end of last year, the release of chips was launched at 7-nanometer standards. Although the Exynos 9820 processors installed in the flagship Galaxy S10 still use 8-nanometer chips. In the meantime, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 has already been created using a 7-nanometer process. New regulations are already in place at the South Korean S3 factory in Hwason. Samsung even accepts orders for the first trial lots. The plans include their mass production from the second quarter of next year. Here TSMC from Taiwan competes with them. This company recently announced that it is already ready to produce 5-nanometer chips in test mode (the main buyer is Apple), and their mass production is planned here by the end of this year.