No. The flaw was in qualcomm's design and not TSMC's manufacturing. TSMC did a much better job with Apple's chips than Samsung last year earning them repute. Samsung is known to mess things up everytime.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2017Pass the joint already damnit "Legalize it: and don't criticize it"- Peter Tosh.
Maybe one day Samsung will outfit other manufacturers handsets with their chipsets and give Qualcomm a hell of a fight for market share.
The strategist, 12 Jun 2017But Samsung was the first to launch with SD835 delaying all other OEM in launching their phone... moreOh, stop acting like a child. Qualcomm or any other company per say doesn't give a f**k about honesty. It was just a business deal for Qualcomm and they probably went with more favorable deal.
Wait... Isn't the same TSMC the one who royally screwed Qualcomm with the infamous 810?
Maybe is another 810 on their way.
Genza, 12 Jun 2017What a great news i hope Qualcomm and Mediatek can stay away from samsung for good.Coming soon - when all Snapdragon users switch to Exynos.
So - the manufacturers are limited to 2 namely Samsung and TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor) - Intel and IBM (Globalfoundries) can't play in that big league?
Samsung deliberatly cripples its snapdragon version phones to promote its exynos ones.
Guess qualcomm finally saw through the grape vines.
No buissness with Samsung is good buissness.
What a great news i hope Qualcomm and Mediatek can stay away from samsung for good.
Well, in fact I don't know if it is better or not. I mean, not if it is better for Samsung, or for Qualcomm, or TSMC or LG, etc. But in general, sort of for the general technology itself (& so for us enthusiasts, customers, etc). But probably it won't makes a lot of difference who will build it or not, etc (obviously, apart for the huge profit, etc).
Samsung hoarded all the SD835s this year making it hard for competition to secure them. Probably why the move to TSMC so Samsung won't hog them all up.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2017Really? is this about the LG story? I mean Sony was the first to bring the SD835 and then ther... moreBut Samsung was the first to launch with SD835 delaying all other OEM in launching their phones or forcing other OEMs like LG to launch with SD821.
I don't think that Samsung did play honest in this and Qualcomm seems to think this way too. Now that the initial batch of Galaxy S8 units has been sold, Samsung is of course shipping SD835 to other OEMs.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2017WwwoooooooooThis is because Samsung screwed up Snapdragon 835 launch resulting in other OEMs could not launch with SD835. Samsung might artificially delayed SD835 to make sure that its own Galaxy S8 would be the first handset to feature the latest processor and to disturb compition.
TB86, 12 Jun 2017Yeah Samsung was quiet an ahole with the sd 835 not allowing other manufacturers to the stock.... moreReally? is this about the LG story? I mean Sony was the first to bring the SD835 and then there are numerous Chinese phone brands with it. If you accumulate all of those OEM's Samsung still made plenty for everybody. I wont buy that stuff saying Samsung hogged all stocks or could even possibly do that since you have to order it first a year before it was even made.