Samsung 7nm EUV foundry scored several major contracts. A Korean news source reports that Qualcomm has picked Samsung to make the Snapdragon 865 chipset, instead of TSMC. The deal is not yet complete but is reportedly in the final stages.
TSMC was Qualcomm’s foundry of choice to fab the 7nm chipsets – Snapdragon 845 and 855 – taking over from Samsung, which built the 820 and 835.
Qualcomm believes that Samsung’s 7nm EUV process is more advanced than TSMC’s 7nm node. There’s info circulating on Twitter that there will be two versions of the Snapdragon 865 – standard and one with a X55 5G…