Samsung Electronics in conjunction with AT&T is currently testing how 5G technology can be used to improve chip-making. The company hopes to speed up the connection of the fifth-generation wireless networks. For this, both companies have to develop a custom 5G device specifically for chip manufacturing.
Alok Shah, vice president of networks strategy, business development, and marketing at Samsung Electronics America said: “We’re still in the experimentation phase, but we’re hopeful there’s value,”. Andre Fuetsch, chief technology officer for AT&T Communications added “We see 5G being a great solution for solving a lot of the Wi-Fi issues that typical factories have today,”
“Being able to put thousands of sensors within a relatively small space is hard for other [networking] technologies to support,” Mr. Shah said. In addition, 5G can also aid factory workers in equipment repairs without any buffering or lags.