Samsung helps power much of the video game industry, leading to unprecedented profits for the world’s largest chipmaker.
The Korean tech giant will be investing $206 billion over the next three years, with a focus on the chip production so essential to its business.
- Last year, it signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Nvidia to manufacture chips for the PC hardware and gaming company.
- The company agreed to a strategic partnership in June with AMD to produce graphics cards geared toward gamers.
- It partnered with Nintendo to produce the new OLED Switch, which features a Samsung-made panel.
Samsung posted record third-quarter revenue of $63 billion this year, a 10% increase compared to a year prior. The company saw profits reach $13 billion in Q3, a 26% increase year-over-year.
The results were driven by Samsung’s semiconductor division, which benefited from demand for computing chips amid a global shortage. The segment nearly doubled its operating profit to $8.6 billion, up from $4.8 billion in Q3 2020.
In August, Samsung said it is planning on mergers and acquisitions to build its position in the technology sector. The company hasn’t made a major acquisition in four years.