Samsung’s semiconductor and component division is one of the largest “drivers” of the South Korean company’s conglomerate. Its various branches encompass various areas of technology and its products cover a wide spectrum of purposes and purposes. These include a production of processors and chips. In fact, it is Samsung itself that produces several of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC’s, the result of a partnership between the two. Something that in 2018 can change.
Currently, this chip and semi-conductor department is one of the main sources of revenue for the entire Samsung group. It may even look like a caricature but it is this Samsung that also produces several Qualcomm processors in their factories. One of them was the Snapdragon 835 and most likely the Snapdragon 845 will also be built by this department of South Korea.
Partnership between Qualcomm and Samsung may come to an end in 2018
After building the powerful Snapdragon 835 for Qualcomm and being eligible for the first batch, the partnership between them would be more solid than ever. That’s why the first devices to hit the market with the Snapdragon 835 were the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 +.However, according to the Nikkey agency, part of this business may be lost as early as next year. At stake will be the interest of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, better known as TSMC, in the production of processors. The deal will have been compelling enough for Qualcomm to consider abdicating its partnership with Samsung.
Something that motivated LG to bet on the previous model, the 821 for its G6. It would be a way around this initial hurdle. Although LG has been slow to get its top of the range to the stores …
Now, in 2018 the story can be repeated. Samsung should build the Snapdragon 845 processors. Needless to say, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + will be among the first smartphones to hit the market with this processor. However, for us Europeans will come the variant with the Exynos processor, as usual.
Regarding the Snapdragon 855, the scenario may be different. If the Nikkei part has any real basis then TSMC will receive part of the orders for the new chips and processors as of 2018.
TSMC can partner with Qualcomm by the end of 2018
Moreover, TSMC is expected to build these new processors with the new 7nm technology. It will be the same company that will produce the next Apple iPhone’s processors for 2018.Qualcomm will sign a new partnership, this time with TSMC in 2018 for the production of new processors. It will also be the producer of the company’s new high-end processors. This is if Snapdragon 855 is introduced before the end of 2018, as expected.
Samsung is also expected to start producing processors with this new 7nm lithography by the end of 2018. This will be the next big step in developing chips by allowing more power and energy savings.
On the other hand, TSMC will already have provided the necessary tools for developing processors with this 7nm process. In this way, it will be already ahead of Samsung that will continue to develop technology based on the 10nm process while the TSMC has already advanced to 7nm.
For now, the Snapdragon 845 begins to be manufactured on a large scale by Samsung. However, by the end of 2018, this partnership can come to an end. A subject we will follow here at 4gnews.