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Samsung will manufacture 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon chips

04 July, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung will manufacture 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon chips - read the full textYes, you read that right. Samsung, one of major producers of own-brand mobile silicon, is about to help Qualcomm produce some of their 28nm Snapdragon S4 SoCs. How about that? The reason for this is that Qualcomm's current manufacturing partner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, better...


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Nice Samsun will now get huge discount on S4 chips

Snapdragon should have gone with IBM

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  • 2012-07-04 19:50
  • LhT4

Samsung is ready for Windows Phone 8 to explode. Windows Phone 8 only uses Qualcomm chips for easy software updates and better optimized games.

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  • 2012-07-04 19:46
  • kg3x

Big mistake for Samsung that the Exynos 4 Quad not support LTE.


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  • 2012-07-04 19:38
  • 3}u7

in all fairness this is actually brilliant just as samsung will be able to take a peak at qualcomm's chip to give them selves a boost of where to advance their own chips also samsung must be making a killing by being one of the biggest semiconductor OEMs
so fair play to them

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  • 2012-07-04 19:25
  • 3aIU

> In reply to aodxxl @ 2012-07-04 18:58 from 0Uvv - click to readQualcomm is the manufacturer of closed source hardware. It's harder to port a version of Android to a snapdragon than to a comparable exynos or omap. This will make it near impossible to upgrade phones once manufacturers decide to wash off their hands.

Oh, a qualcomm monopoly in Android will harm everyone in the business. The costs will rise and this will be borne by the consumers.

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  • 2012-07-04 19:22
  • RKky

> In reply to aodxxl @ 2012-07-04 18:58 from 0Uvv - click to readqualcomm need to fail or samsung need to add LTE radio to there chips. Exynos is just so much better then qualcomm

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  • 2012-07-04 19:11
  • 4YTY

"Samsung, one of Qualcomm's main competitors in the business with mobile silicon"

Really ? What chips are they using in their Omnia & Focus series of windows phones ? :P

My opinion is that Samsung is going to launch heap of windows phones in coming months like they did with galaxy series.

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  • 2012-07-04 19:08
  • 2T7j

Samsung just invest in qualcomm already ! Help them become the only chipset manufacturer for android devices so that it will be easyer to bring updates to our devices.

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  • 2012-07-04 18:58
  • 0Uvv

samsung owns a piece of every pie it seems...

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  • 2012-07-04 18:56
  • uWx6

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