alexv, 21 Aug 2017This won't end well for Qualcomm. Every big smartphone maker will be forced to build their own... moreAs long as Qualcomm owns patents, they won't.
Qualcomm could have been already dead if not patents.
TSMC is the manufacturer, not Samsung. So can't it produce more chips for Qualcomm?
If not. it means that all of TSMC's capacity would be utilised - and this means that all of the other SoC designers that use TSMC for manufacturing would be affected (delayed) by this - Mediatek and HiSilicon (Huawei) for example.
Nice strategy Samsung. Buy all the SD chipsets and force them to pursue alternatives like yo very own exynos chips.
There's opportunity for Huawei to sell their Kirin chips to other oems
Well, maybe Samsung is the only one able to commit the bulk quantity.
Immaculate6, 21 Aug 2017Non-competitive practises to be expected from a horrible company.Why are those practices non-competitive? Samsung offers the best price, Qualcomm sells. I don't like all this either, but that's how free markets work.
"sending them to Samsung Electronics, which pushed others to resort to using the older chipset" we will see it again next year...Qualcomm gets more and more frustrating, they are nothing more than Samsung's puppet.
Non-competitive practises to be expected from a horrible company.
have no effect to Huawei flagship (using in house Kirin) and Meizu flagship (MTK), but other oem might suffer from this temporary.
This won't end well for Qualcomm. Every big smartphone maker will be forced to build their own socs and turn their back on them.
I believe that Samsung are in the wrong by doing this. There must be some kind of Watchdog out there to stop this from happening? There have been lawsuits to stop similar things happening in the past - turning in to a monopoly and stopping other companies from competing in a fair market.
This can't be true right? Somewhere in May there were reports that LG will work together with Qualcomm on the SD845.
no big deal. the exynos is better in the CPU part, only lagging in GPU. additionally, it isn't much better than the 835 as the process node remains at 10nm.
Vic, 21 Aug 2017BS news. Snapdragon doesn't want this situation in 2018 because it looses trust as reliable su... moreDoesnt matter whether Samsung or TSMC produces it.. Samsung has the money and once it put it down all the available stock will be finished.. Samsung don't even mind paying higher price as long as they get their hands on the stock