Samsung is now officially a foundry, spins off chip making into separate business
by Luis D. / May 12, 2017, 12:54 PM
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!
Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 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 May 12, 2017, 1:40 PM 7
Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015
Intime to beat intel
posted on May 12, 2017, 2:52 PM 0
Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012
Actually Samsung has nearly beated Intel in Semiconductor sale.http://www.androidauthority.co
posted on May 12, 2017, 8:23 PM 1
Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 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 May 12, 2017, 4:36 PM 1
Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 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 May 12, 2017, 5:38 PM 5
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):