AT Samsung has already started the production of integrated circuits for special purposes (ASIC) for the production of crypto currency. It seems that the company decided to " expand the horizons " and connect to bitcoin fever.
What is known
The development of the chip ended in last year, and already in This month mass production started. Samsung chips will supply for an unnamed Chinese partner, speaking at the same time as a semiconductor manufacturer.
The first market for ASIC will be China. This is very strange, because in This country is rather prejudiced crypto currency, and recently here and spoke of prohibition of mining. After the Middle Kingdom, sales of equipment should begin in South Korea, Japan and other countries.
AT Samsung has not yet comment on this information, but source in the company noted in line comment Techcrunch: «Samsung in Currently engaged in the manufacture of chips for the production of crypto-currency. However, we not we can disclose further details regarding our customers. "
Who are the competitors
Now on ASIC market is dominated by Bitmain and Canaan Creative, which collaborate with Taiwanese TSMC. Perhaps Samsung can " move " and them, as in the case with Intel and market processors .
Source: TechCrunch , The Bell