Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ to be made by TSMC

Ro, 07 March 2022

According to a renowned Ice Universe, Qualcomm is looking to make the switch from Samsung foundries to TSMC for the making of its flagship SoC for 2H 2022. The chip will likely be called Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ going by previous releases.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ to be made by TSMC

Interestingly enough, we heard a rumor claiming that Qualcomm is already moving part of its current SD 8 Gen 1 production to TSMC from Samsung. But the reason cited back then was that Samsung's yields are unsatisfactory while today's report points to issues with the manufacturing process.

Allegedly, the suboptimal manufacturing process leads to higher power draw. We are yet to find out whether this is true or not and if there will be a significant discrepancy between the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Gen 1+ power consumption.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 17 Jun 2022
  • t7W

The Snapdragon 870 SoC is a flagship-grade chip based on last year's 7nm TSMC process as opposed to the new 5nm EUV process as the Snapdragon 888. The chip looks like a faster Snapdragon 865+ SoC, and debuts with the highest clock speed of any s...

  • Anonymous
  • 13 May 2022
  • PuG

Correction 870 has Made by Samsung and 865 it's the lastest chip Made by TSMC

  • Anonymous
  • 25 Apr 2022
  • MdR

Have you people noticed how quickly the Chinese took over manufactures around the world? It it was 10 yrs ago, many would be skeptic about this kind of move and say the quality would be bad. Now look today how things have changed. I think other...

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