A decidedly interesting future for the economy of Samsung's semiconductor division is expected which, according to market rumors, would have been chosen by Qualcomm for the construction of all the next Snapdragon 875 processors. The agreement between Samsung Foundry and the San Diego company it would amount to approximately 844 million dollars.
At the basis of this choice by Qualcomm would have been the lower price proposed by Samsung compared to that of TSMC. The production problems discussed in recent weeks would therefore seem to have been solved. Mass production of the Snapdragon 875s, which will use a 5nm EUV manufacturing process, is expected to start at the Hwaseong foundry, a city in South Korea's Gyeonggi province.
Qualcomm's next next-generation flagship processor, as well as in most of the top of the range from many manufacturers, could also be used in some variants of the upcoming Galaxy S21 series. The official announcement of this processor is expected by the end of the year to then begin to be integrated in the smartphones that will arrive on the market during the first quarter of 2021.
Samsung is investing heavily in the research and development process for the production of chips using increasingly cutting-edge technologies and plans to become the number one semiconductor company in the world by 2030. To achieve this goal it is necessary to "defeat" TSMC that currently dominates the market with a considerable advantage even if the gap is rapidly closing.
Samsung recently received orders from IBM, Intel and Nvidia. For Qualcomm it is expected to produce the 5G chips of the Snapdragon 875G, Snapdragon 735G and Snapdragon 400 series.
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