A new report from Yonhap News Agency suggests that Samsung could soon start making processors for industry rival Qualcomm, making them the second big ticket manufacturer to handover manufacturing of mobile chipsets to the Korean manufacturer. This seems like perfect timing for Samsung, with reports of low quarterly sales and Apple looking to ditch them as the primary suppliers of mobile SoCs for its iPhones and iPads.
There’s no word on when this deal will take full effect, but it is said that Samsung will handle the manufacturing of 14nm chipsets. Since Qualcomm doesn’t have any manufacturing facilities of its own and with the rising demand for its upcoming high power mobile SoCs, we might see this deal materialize sooner than expected. Samsung or Qualcomm haven’t confirmed the authenticity of this report yet, so we’ll take it with a grain of salt till then.
It will be interesting to see if this will conflict with Samsung’s own range of mobile processors which have somewhat struggled to pick up pace. It’s certainly an interesting partnership and we’ll keep an eye out for more information when it becomes available.
Source: Yonhap News Agency
Via: Android Beat