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Qualcomm’s first 5G chips will be manufactured by Samsung’s help

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Qualcomm has revealed its plans for 5G-enabled chipsets for coming years in a blog post yesterday. And guess what Qualcomm will be taking a little help from Samsung to built these chipsets. Using the South Korean giant’s 7nm fabrication process, Qualcomm will enable its next-generation Snapdragon chipsets with 5G technology in coming years.

Qualcomm has partnered with Samsung to work on next-generation chipsets that will work on Samsung’ 7nm node, which is the most innovative work done under extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography. Samsung firstly introduced its 7nm EUV lithography process last year, claiming that the process will break “the barriers of Moore’s law scaling”.

Qualcomm, the US chip giant is popular for contract chip-making businesses with other market leaders like Samsung. According to an official statement by Qualcomm’s vice president Charlie Bae,

“We are excited to lead the 5G mobile industry together with Samsung. Using 7nm LPP EUV, our new generation of Snapdragon 5G mobile chipsets will take advantage of the process improvements and advanced chip design to improve the user experience of future devices.”

The EUV lithographic technique offers a 40 percent boost in efficiency, a 10 percent increase in performance, and a 30 percent reduction in power consumption, as compared to the 10nm FinFET chips. Where Snapdragon 845 is already a high-performing chip, so you can imagine that when this technology will be featured in Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon chipsets, it will make them insanely fast.

Meanwhile, Samsung is also happy with the expansion of its foundry relationship with Qualcomm, as their senior vice president, RK Chunduru says,

“We are excited to lead the 5G mobile industry together with Samsung. Using 7nm LPP EUV, our new generation of Snapdragon 5G mobile chipsets will take advantage of the process improvements and advanced chip design to improve the user experience of future devices.”

This means that 5G mobile chipsets will have smaller silicon footprints without reducing the number of transistors. Meanwhile, the next-generation 5G networks are soon going to be a reality as the specifications of tech has been approved.

Written by Sajeel Syed
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