Part of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 production reportedly moved away from Samsung to TSMC

Qualcomm had earlier announced that its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor is being manufactured by ’s 4nm foundries. But some production issues are reportedly forcing the chipmaker to move part of the production to TSMC.

According to some industry sources, ‘s yields have been insufficient for Qualcomm’s demands, so the latter will be making up for the deficit by getting TSMC to take over part of the production (via GSMArena, Naver).

This move doesn’t come without concerns though. Some believe that uniformity can be affected as TSMC’s manufacturing process is known to be more efficient than ’s, both in terms of power and size. Processors produced by TMSC may therefore outperform those made by Samsung. A similar case did occur a while back with the iPhone 6S when Samsung and TSMC were both suppliers to the A9 processor.

Hopefully, things have changed over the past few years though and the differences have been evened out.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 comes with various improvements to its core technologies over its predecessor. These technologies include connectivity, camera sensors, AI, gaming, audio, and security. It is built using a 4nm process and features the latest ARM v9 architecture. An octa-core processor has been fitted on the SoC and is claimed to offer 20 percent better performance while having a being 30 percent more power efficient.



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