It seems that Samsung will be producing the Snapdragon 4 series SoCs with 5G modems anticipated by Qualcomm a few days ago. The South Korean press reports that the two companies, according to anonymous sources, have just signed the agreement. We have no details on what the production process will be involved or what the size of the order is.
However, it is interesting to note that Samsung's foundries are getting a lot of attention lately. For example, the company produces all the latest generation NVIDIA RTX 30xx GPUs in the 8nm process, and IBM's POWER10 processors, designed for the cloud server market, with a 7nm process, and whose research and development phase lasted for more than ten years, according to official notes.
Samsung is currently the second largest foundry in the world, but the distance from the leader TSMC is conspicuous. The South Korean company wants to excel in this sector, and is already working to do so, at the cost of abandoning a bit the shot on the world of LCD displays, which is so much in decline. In recent weeks, some rumors have emerged that the company has indeed moved a good number of employees (over 200, it was said) from one division to another. Huge investments are also planned to expand foundries – around $ 115 billion by 2030.
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