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Samsung is now officially a foundry, spins off chip making into separate business

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Samsung is now officially a foundry, spins off chip making into separate business

Samsung knows there's money to be made producing semiconductor chips for others by demand, so it makes all kinds of sense that the company has formed a contract chip manufacturing division. Sammy has the tech and capacity to manufacture cutting-edge chipsets for the likes of Apple, Nvidia, and Qualcomm. With a dedicated foundry, It's not a problem for Samsung to line up among the world's premier chip fabricators, such as TSMC and Globalfoundries.

Analysts and those observing Samsung's success with chip making have been thinking along the same lines for a long time, so the news hardly comes off as surprising at all. Although foundry operations make a relatively small percentage of Samsung's overall revenue, it's one of its fastest-growing businesses. IHS analysts estimated an 86% year-over-year growth for it in 2016.

Let's wish Samsung's chip foundry smooth sailing and may many fine chipsets descend from its production lines!

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source: Reuters

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posted on 12 May 2017, 13:40 7

1. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 370; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


Makes sense for Samsung. This way they can profit from external customers helping them to amortize Samsung's manufacturing equipment. With shorter and shorter life spans paying off production equipment becomes harder and harder.

posted on 12 May 2017, 14:52

2. abdoualgeria (Posts: 653; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Intime to beat intel

posted on 12 May 2017, 15:14 5

3. trojan_horse (Posts: 3893; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Intel is not a player in the mobile chipset business.

posted on 12 May 2017, 17:35 2

6. demonspeedster (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)


They make modem chips for smartphones

posted on 12 May 2017, 20:23 1

8. hung2900 (Posts: 964; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Actually Samsung has nearly beated Intel in Semiconductor sale.
http://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-overtake-intel-biggest-chipmaker-q2-768557/

posted on 12 May 2017, 16:36 1

4. piyath (Posts: 853; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


That's what tgey should do. Why making hilarious laggy phones like S8 which don't have an appeal like in the past anyway. They are out of ideas now. So better to make components for big boys and earn some money while you can.

posted on 12 May 2017, 17:38 5

7. John-Knotts (Posts: 336; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Yeah right. Even though their phones outsell and out preform whatever piece if s**t you're using.

Get outta here with that nonsense lol

posted on 12 May 2017, 20:24 6

9. zebraman (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


What drugs are you taking the S8 is the best looking phone on the market. Clearly you have never used one before

posted on 13 May 2017, 11:53

11. tedkord (Posts: 13235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Your pain is palpable. And funny.

posted on 13 May 2017, 12:02 2

12. tedkord (Posts: 13235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


This is him every time he sees a review naming the S8 the best phone available.

https://ibb.co/mafq5k

posted on 12 May 2017, 16:58 3

5. Macready (Posts: 1402; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


More competition than ever, yet their best selling phone since 2013.

Cool try though.

posted on 13 May 2017, 07:48

10. Settings (Posts: 2262; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Is that so.

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