Choosing between TSMC and Samsung, Qualcomm has chosen the latter for the production of its upcoming Snapdragon 750G chipsets, according to South Korean media reports.
The American chipmaker Qualcomm, which has no factories of its own, is forced to turn to other companies. The Snapdragon 750G will replace the Snapdragon 730G and will also presumably be manufactured using an 8nm manufacturing process to keep costs down.
Despite using the same 8nm process technology, the chipset is expected to feature several improvements over its predecessor. Some of the improvements include improved processor performance, graphics, and artificial intelligence. The X52 5G modem built into the chip supports both mmWave and sub-6 5G. The list of already announced smartphones that will run on the Snapdragon 750G includes the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite and the Galaxy A42.
Receiving orders for the Snapdragon 750G will allow Samsung to increase its share of the foundry market. Taiwan-based semiconductor company TSMC is currently the market leader with a 53.9% market share, according to TrendForce. TSMC is followed by Samsung, which controls 17.4% of the market. Samsung’s market share is expected to exceed 20% next year.
Qualcomm is expected to announce the high-performance Snapdragon 875 chipset to be manufactured by TSMC on December 1.