Samsung beats Intel and TSMC for significant chip manufacturing technology that will one day power our gaming PCs

Samsung is the first chipmaker to launch a brand new technology that will eventually be used by all major chipmakers and will find its way into all types of computer chips, including those from Intel, Nvidia and AMD. It’s called gate-all-around (GAA) and it’s changing the way transistors, the building blocks of all our technology products, are made.

GAA (sometimes referred to as GAAFET) replaces the FinFET technology that is widely used today. It’s a new technology that uses a gate wrapped around multiple transistor channels. This is a bit different than FinFET, which uses a single fin as a channel with a gate connected on three sides.