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Analysts predict ‘stellar performance’ for Samsung’s chipmaking business

Samsung’s chipmaking business might soon enjoy increased attention from companies like Qualcomm and NVIDIA. The company’s semiconductor division was able to work out the 14nm FinFET production process while many of its competitors were wrapping up their deployment of 16nm systems. This gives the business an edge that rivals don’t have and companies could soon look towards Samsung to provide them with chips manufactured using the 14nm process since that’s going to be more economical than their existing systems. Samsung already provides chips to Apple, it has been doing so for quite some time, and soon it might do the same for Qualcomm and NVIDIA.

Industry insiders claim that the aforementioned companies want to make up for the decline in application processor prices and one way they can do that is to go for the latest systems which guarantee lower production cost. Furthermore 14nm processors will offer improved power economy.

If these claims turn out to be true then Samsung could very well be supplying chips to the likes of NVIDIA and Qualcomm from the second half of this year, which is why analysts now predict “stellar performance” from Samsung’s semiconductor division.

How will Samsung’s 14nm chips perform in the real world? We’ll find out soon enough. Galaxy S6 is reportedly coming with Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor which it has adopted instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810.

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kronicle
kronicle

Samsung already fabricates chips for both Nvidia and Qualcomm going into it’s own devices (notebooks, tablets & smartphones, etc). When TSMC took on Apple, many of their customers left for Samsung. TSMC isn’t even a full service foundry like Samsung is. Only Intel can be compared to Samsung and they still blew TSMC out of the water. Along with every other chip maker. Well except Intel, who is the only chip foundry/maker making more Revenue and profits than Samsung right now. Samsung is even projected (because of all the huge CAPEX spending and factory expansion) to go ahead of Intel… Read more »

daydreamer01
daydreamer01

No reason to not succeed. Exynos were the best before the Snapdragon S4 came along.

j2001m
j2001m

They have always been the best, but did not have lte within the cpu unlike the sd CPUs, but that’s now not the case

kronicle
kronicle

Exynos chips are not just in Samsung’s devices. Many other manufacturers are using them in everything from cars, high tech industrial and medical gear to the first ARM HPC Cluster Super Computer in the EU’s MonteBlanc Project!

Now with HSA’s (heterogeneous compute API’s) fully integrated into Linux kernel used by ARM, Samsung, Imagination, Amazon, etc, Big/Little can really boast of it’s expansive and massive computational GPU and other Asynchronous chips for the Future! …..this is of course with Samsung being a top 5 contributor to both Open Source Linux kernel and HSA Foundation w/AMD!!!