Qualcomm is one of the top chipset makers around the world. The processors made by the company use the latest fabrication process to deliver best-in-class performance. Currently, Snapdragon 888 is the latest flagship SoC offering from Qualcomm that is also debuted with Samsung Galaxy S21 series.
However, Qualcomm developed its premium chipsets with the help of TSMC’s (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) fabrication process during 2019-2020. While the Snapdragon 888 is built on Samsung’s 5nm EUV based process technology. So it is expected that the American chipset maker will also follow the same strategy for its next flagship product.
On the other hand, it was said that Qualcomm might switch back to TSMC for its next-generation flagship processor. Meanwhile, a reliable source claimed that Qualcomm already has the successor of the Snapdragon 888 (SM8450) is in the works codenamed Waipio and it will be developed by Samsung. And it is still unconfirmed whether it will use the same 5nm LPE process or any other.
Following its habit, the US chipmaker may launch the latest mobile processor later this year and it may be the Snapdragon 888 Pro or Snapdragon 888 Plus (SM8350 Pro). This new chipset is also expected to be manufactured by the South Korean tech firm.
Apart from this, Samsung has already developed 5G modems for Qualcomm including Snapdragon X62 and Snapdragon X65 which are based on a 4nm process. And the upcoming processor from Qualcomm is expected to bring more power efficiency and improvements compared to the previous generations.
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Intel CEO could soon meet Samsung Lee for further partnerships
Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel Corporation is reportedly starting his South Korea trip on Friday. This sudden trip indicates that Intel CEO is expected to meet Samsung Chairman Lee Jae-yong to discuss cooperation and further partnerships.
According to KoreaHerald sources, Pat Gelsinger could start his trip to South Korea this Friday. Most likely, he will be meeting with Samsung’s newly elected Chairman Lee for a discussion on strengthening partnerships. However, there’s no confirmed information regarding the detailed schedule and the list of people he will meet.
Apart from Samsung Boss, Intel CEO is likely to have meetings with other Korean businesses including SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won, Hyundai Motor Group Executive Chairman Chung Euisun and LG Group Chairman Koo Gwang-mo.
Since Samsung and Intel are tough competitors in the global chipset market, they are also essential partners for elements and technology. Intel is the world’s leader which makes central processing units, while Samsung creates cutting-edge memory chip, which is also an integral part of CPU.
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Samsung may introduce Self Repair Assistant app for Galaxy devices
Samsung may introduce a new application called Self Repair Assistant for Galaxy devices in the future. A recent trademark application filed by Samsung at the US Patent and Trademark Office for “Self Repair Assistant” indicates a new app might be coming soon.
The trademark application document suggests that the Self Repair Assistant may have a blue Samsung-style Android app icon with a gear and a wrench within it. In application, the purpose of this new service is described as “computer application software for mobile phones.”
It could be used for self-repair, self-maintenance, and self-installation of devices including smartphones, smart watches, tablet computers, and earbuds. Talking about the status of the application, the Trademark Office is currently waiting to examine the application, reports TheVerge.
We are assuming that the Self Repair Assistant app may provide users with repair guides and part information on different Galaxy devices including phones, tablets, watches, and earbuds. Notably, the company partnered with iFixit earlier this year to provide an online repair resource site with OEM parts and repair guides.
Back in March, Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit reportedly stated that his company is working to improve Samsung’s repair guide and DIY parts offerings. Accordingly, it looks like Samsung and iFixit are now shaking hands to introduce an app offering all that stuff to Galaxy consumers.
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Samsung is building new global research unit for semiconductors
Taking a big step, Samsung Electronics is going to establish a new global research unit for semiconductors under the DS Business Division in December 2022, BusinessKorea reports.
According to the information, the new global semiconductors research unit will be headed by DS Business Division’s Vice President and expected to analyze the semiconductor market and other related industries.
At present, the South Korean tech giant has numerous research units that include Samsung Research for research on advanced technologies, as well as Samsung Securities Research Center, and Samsung Global Research.
Since the above-mentioned research organizations are responsible for different fields, the tentative Global Research unit dedicated to semiconductors will surely help Samsung with in-depth analyses of the industry.
Due to global supply chain disruptions during the COVID-19 crisis, the company felt the need for a dedicated semiconductor research organization, as result, it’s going to be established next month.
Big changes in Exynos’s strategy
The Galaxy S23 series is likely to globally feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s overclocked variant, while the flagship Exynos 2300 chipset reportedly making its commercial debut with a future Galaxy A or M series phone.
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