Samsung stops developing its own cores for Exynos chips
For a long time, Samsung took the path of tuning Cortex cores from ARM, passing them off as their own cores and installing them in Exynos chips. Not so long ago, information appeared that the South Korean giant intends to abandon this practice and will switch to using licensed ARM cores.
In favor of the fact that the company will implement this plan, say the information about the closure of the center, which was engaged in the modernization of the ARM cores. It is located in Austin, Texas and has 290 employees.
The other day, the State Human Resources Commission received documents announcing the closure of the unit and the dismissal of employees. The intended date for the release of employees is December 31. But the factory itself, on the basis of which the center worked, will continue its work, we are talking about the reduction of only research workers involved in research.
Commenting on the upcoming dismissal of engineers, a Samsung spokesman said that the company did it in order to optimize the business and ensure its competitiveness. He acknowledged that Qualcomm is currently creating excellent chips in terms of performance and energy efficiency. Thus, Samsung recognizes that its hardware platforms are losing to the products of the American chip maker.
It seems that Samsung is tired of being constantly second and catching up in terms of mobile processors. Will the situation change for the better with the transition to licensed ARM cores and whether Exynos chips can fight SoC Snapdragon, we will know after the release of the new flagship Samsung chips.
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