Samsung's new mobile processor production client is... Qualcomm!

Samsung's new mobile processor production client is... Qualcomm!
According to "industry sources" cited by South Korea's Yonhap News agency, renowned chip-maker Qualcomm has lended part of its mobile processor production to none other than Samsung's foundry business. Reportedly, this already had a positive effect on the division's earnings outlook compared to Samsung's lagging smartphone business.

Furthermore, Samsung will be supplying Qualcomm chips manufactured on a 14-nanometer FinFET production process. It will take a long and difficult slab of text to explain the technology, so if you are interested what makes it special, check out the video below.

Although Qualcomm is the leading international chip maker (with the exception of MediaTek-dominated China), the company doesn't have production fabs of its own. Meanwhile, Samsung is a dominating force in RAM and NAND memory production, but its Exynos line of mobile chipsets has a very limited market presence. 

Even though the two companies are competitors in a way, it looks like both can benefit extensively from their deal. Qualcomm enlists a powerful manufacturing partner that's also a long-time client, while Samsung receives a second high-profile customer after Apple and additional know-how for its chip production.

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21 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Smart Samsung, REAL smart...

6. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

i get what u mean.

2. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

that's it !!! we hate exynosadaszxc cpu ! samsung is selling all gimmick phone models in turkey (ex: note 3 exynos and s4 exynos versions)

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmao Cheating. 1.9ghz Exynos vs 2.5ghz S801. Thats600ghz lower, underclocked. If it was clocked the same as 2.5ghz, do you realise how powerful the Exynos would preform. Let's not forget about the rubbish A7 Cpu, that's been used on with the Exynos A15, which needs these A7, due to A15 being so powerful and battery hog.

13. 8800-Arte

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

600 GHz lower?!! Underclocked?!! Do you realize that if the Exynos was clocked at 2.5 GHz, battery life will go down the drain?!!

16. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Seriously? You are seriously using that name? Grow up man.!

14. i.cent90

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 16, 2014

Dont say what u dont knw out of ignorance go check which is d better processor between exynos 5422 on d s5 n s801 Exynos is now faster than snapdragon check d two s5 versions 4 more info

18. 8logic

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

so TRUE!!! I live in the states and I want a Samsung chip!

3. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Nice Move.......... NOT REALLY

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Keep your friends close, and your enemies... in your office.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This is good news.

7. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

They should Abandon Exynos before they are on par with the Qualcomm Snapdragons...

8. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

This news is ancient. TSMC will remain as the main fab for QC and the leftover will go to Samsung fab. It's been that way for a while.

9. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Expectable, considering Apple is moving their production to TSMC... Qualcomm was just poked out, and switched places with Apple. And about that 14 nm, I think it's hardly possible for samsung to implement 14 nm before 2015/16 as they don't even have 20nm by now and even intel is struggling to deliver 14nm this year or about year and half after 22nm.

19. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

LOL. Yes. So, TSMC didn't gain anything. They gain apple, they lose qualcom and Samsung lose apple, but gain Qualcom. Which is, I think, Samsung got a better position. Apple is such a pain in the @ss, and samsung is lucky that it can get qualcom instead.

20. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Now Sammy peeks at Qualcomm's tech instead of Apple's.

10. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Don't do it!!! Shamesung will copy your chip design and play it off as theirs

15. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It won't matter. They will both be using standard ARM designs, anyway. That is all Exynos is, and once Qualcomm abandons 28nm Krait, that is where they are headed. Besides, Samsung is just an ARM licensee, so they cannot copy custom ARM silicon. You need an ARM Architecture license for that.

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And Exynos had a standard E4412 and US had the Snapdragon, which Exynos preformed 30% better than Snapdragon.

21. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

11. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

This is a perfect alliance to fight Mediatek epidemy.

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