Qualcomm is studying the possibility of separate production of its future processors between more than one manufacturer. The person who confirmed the information was the company’s CEO himself, Brazilian Cristiano Amon, during a conversation with the press at Computex 2024.

According to the executive, the brand “seriously considers” the change to diversify manufacturing and not depend solely on one delivery source for its semiconductors. At the moment, Qualcomm depends solely on the production lines of Taiwanese TSMCthe largest in the world in this segment.

The novelty would be a collaboration with the semiconductor division of Samsung, which may be responsible for producing part of the chip stock. Amon, however, did not provide any details on the matter nor did he explain whether negotiations are already underway.

Qualcomm and Samsung have worked together before

If the partnership with Samsung is truly established, it should only be valid for chips launched at the end of 2025 — possibly called Snapdragon 8 Gen 5if the current nomenclature continues to be valid.

This is because the exclusive agreement with TSMC will still be valid for the production of the next generation, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4.

Amon and another Qualcomm launch, the Snapdragon X Elite for notebooks.Source: Qualcomm

Previously, Samsung was chosen to manufacture part of Qualcomm’s chips. The last experience between them, however, was not so positive: overheating problems in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 made the company return to the exclusivity of its former partner.

With the greater demand, the evolution in Samsung’s chip manufacturing in recent years and the expansion of Qualcomm’s own portfolio with the Snapdragon X, however, this scenario seems about to change. So far, Samsung has not officially commented on the matter.

Source: https://www.tecmundo.com.br/mercado/284731-snapdragon-8-gen-5-produzido-samsung-tsmc-mesmo-tempo.htm

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