Samsung’s 4nm process yield is low, and Qualcomm may transfer some orders for Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 to TSMC

After 5nm, TSMC and Samsung Electronics’ 4nm process technology has also been mass-produced smoothly. It is reported that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile processor launched at the end of last month is just a handover. OEM by Samsung using 4nm process technology.

However, the latest DigiTimes report shows that the low yield rate of Samsung Electronics' 4nm process technology has caused dissatisfaction with Qualcomm . They may hand over some of the foundry orders of high-end Snapdragon processors to other manufacturers to diversify the orders.

According to news from the industry chain, the English media reported that Samsung's 4nm process yield rate was low, prompting Qualcomm to hand over some orders to other manufacturers.

Although the report did not mention which manufacturer or several manufacturers were handed over, the only manufacturers currently mass-producing the 4nm process are TSMC and Samsung Electronics. If Qualcomm transfers some orders, they will have only TSMC to choose from.

Among the Snapdragon series of mobile processors that Qualcomm has launched, the 4nm process is used. Only the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 launched on the 30th of last month , the Snapdragon 888+ 5G and the Snapdragon 780G 5G all use the 5nm process. If Qualcomm diversifies its foundry orders for high-end processors using 4nm technology, it means the newly launched Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, or other new Snapdragon products that will be launched soon.

" Qualcomm confirmed that the only foundry for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip is Samsung, not TSMC. "

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