Qualcomm gave the contract for the production of the chips Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 to Samsungbut an order for the updated version of the processor, called Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 was given to TSMC. Now a new report from the analyst Ming Chi Kuo’ claims Qualcomm is leasing a contract to TSMC to exclusively manufacture the next-generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 chips.
This is a major blow to Samsung, which had Qualcomm as its main customer for advanced chips, and with Qualcomm’s move to TSMC, the Taiwanese company will significantly increase its market leadership position. While details about the next-generation flagship smartphone processor remain unknown, the company is likely to stick with the 4nm knot process for the following chips, the same one used in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 series.
Samsung’s issues with surrender are probably one of the main reasons Qualcomm decided to switch to TSMC. According to reports, the yield of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 manufactured by Samsung is 35% and this means that out of the 100 pieces made, only 35 are usable and 65 are defective. The South Korean giant has recently started manufacturing 3nm chips using Gate-All-Around (GAA) transistor architecture for energy-efficient and performance-enhancing chips. It also develops second generation 3nm node which would bring significant improvements in several areas.
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Source: Lega Nerd