News
 

Bookmark and Share

(0) 

Qualcomm, the world's largest supplier of processors for mobile devices, has signed supply contracts with Samsung Semiconductors and United Microelectronics Corp. to manufacture Snapdragon S4 system-on-chip devices and application processors as well as baseband chips using 28nm process technology, according to a media report.

Earlier this year Qualcomm announced plans to outsource manufacturing of chips originally produced at 28nm node at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to other foundries after TSMC failed to fulfill Qualcomm's demand for the latest Snapdragon S4 family of products. According to China Economic News Service, Qualcomm decided to contract both Samsung Semiconductor and United Microelectronics Corp.

Initially, Qualcomm will only get 3 to 5 thousands 300mm wafers processed using 28nm fabrication process from UMC, which is about 20% - 30% of the volume it gets from TSMC. The amount of wafers Qualcomm will receive from Samsung Semiconductor is unclear. As both Samsung and UMC ramp up production using 28nm process technology, the volumes intended for Qualcomm will likely increase.

It is ironic that Samsung Electronics produces leading-edge mobile SoCs not only for Qualcomm, but also for Apple as well as makes its own Exynos system-on-chip products and application processors at its fabs.

Qualcomm, Samsung and UMC did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Qualcomm, Snapdragon, 28nm, TSMC, UMC, Samsung, Semiconductor

Discussion

Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month