At the contemporary shareholders assembly the CEO of the Samsung Devices Alternatives division Kyehyun Kyung reported that the company’s foundries are bettering the yield rates for superior process nodes.
The executive explained that each contemporary node brings elevated complexity, so bettering the yield rates requires time, but didn’t offer any negate dinky print.
The corporate didn’t officially verify it, but the yield price for the 5 nm node, the one frail for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, is reportedly handiest 35%. This makes Qualcomm’s flagship chipset dear and advanced to variety. Samsung’s hang Exynos 2100 is fabbed in the identical foundry.
Samsung is additionally reportedly lagging in the support of TSMC in sub-5 nm yield rates. This would possibly perhaps perhaps simply cause Qualcomm to alter foundries for 3 nm chips. Apple has doubtlessly already reserved a fundamental a part of TSMC’s 3 nm capability for future Apple A and M chipsets and it’s not the handiest one (e.g. AMD is engaged on 3 nm Zen CPUs).
There would possibly perhaps be talk that the change can also simply occur as soon as this year – legitimate leaksters are reporting that Qualcomm will shift phase of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 production to TSMC later this year (and that the contemporary chips shall be marketed below the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 title).