Samsung announced the closure of its CPU division, which created the custom cores of its Exynos processors. What will happen next? We enlighten you on the subject.
Samsung is now the world's largest smelter, creating many storage or RAM chips used by many competitors in the market. SoC side however, his Exynos are usually reserved for him, and especially the hearts he creates himself.
In America however, its high-end incorporate Snapdragon. And they are often, year after year, superior to the SoC that it produces internally. What cause a change internally?
More custom CPU for Samsung
Despite the recent announcement of the Exynos 990, Samsung confirmed to Android Authority the closure of its CPU division. Mostly based in the United States, the latter was responsible for the creation of hearts custom integrated into Exynos, like the recent Mongoose.
In Texas, where the dedicated R & D team is based, 290 employees will lose their jobs as of December 31st. As for Samsung, the company puts forward the need for " stay competitive in the global market To justify this closure.
Exynos will continue … or not
But what will happen to Exynos? There is no indication that the Korean will end up using – like the majority of its competitors – SoC Snapdragon on all of its models. He could simply adopt conventional ARM cores in his SoCs, without further ado, as Huawei already does with his Kirin.
There is nothing, however, to prevent him from going to Qualcomm House in the years to come; Samsung has proved here that it is not necessarily attached to its CPU division for its growth. But all this we will be able to establish only in the years to come.