Updated 18 May, 2013, 5:40 pm IST
Qualcomm turns to Samsung and UMC to produce more S4 chips, quickly
| by Roydon Cerejo |
Qualcomm is in a bit of a pickle at the moment, as they are simply unable to keep up with the demand for their precious S4 chips. This is mainly because their foundry partner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) is unable to produce enough volumes of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 chip based on the newer 28nm fabrication process. Qualcomm’s chips are being used heavily in almost all of the top-tier phones and tablets and they are the exclusive partners with Microsoft as well, supplying SoC for all the Windows Phone handsets. In order to ramp up manufacturing, Qualcomm has had to turn to United Microelectronics (UMC) and even their rival, Samsung, to satisfy the demand.
Desperate times call for desperate measures
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