Qualcomm is planning to dual-source the SD 8 Gen 5 with both Samsung and TSMC

Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 Chipset
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Qualcomm is thinking about working with two different companies to make its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 chip. These companies are Samsung Electronics and TSMC. This news came from Qualcomm’s CEO during a talk at a hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. Let’s dive in this article to learn more about the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 Chipset. 

Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 Chipset Rumors

Why Use Two Companies?

Qualcomm wants to avoid problems that can happen if they rely on just one company to make all their chips. Using two companies will help keep their business stable. Right now, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chip will be made only by TSMC. But with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 chip, Qualcomm might start using both Samsung and TSMC.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 5

Working with Samsung Again

Qualcomm has noticed that Samsung’s new 2-nanometer (nm) process is better and more power-efficient. They have worked with Samsung before for the Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chips, but these had issues with overheating. This made Qualcomm switch back to TSMC for the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip.

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Samsung has made big improvements with its Exynos chips, like the Exynos 220 and Exynos 2400. These chips are now more power-efficient and perform better, showing that Samsung’s chip-making process has improved a lot.

Future Possibilities

Samsung’s success with its 3nm process and future 2nm and smaller nodes is important for Qualcomm’s dual-sourcing plan. Qualcomm wants to keep Samsung as a backup option while mainly working with TSMC.

What’s Next?

The Qualcomm CEO talked about the dual-sourcing strategy but didn’t give many details on how it will work. We don’t know yet if Qualcomm will use different chips in different regions, like how Samsung does.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 Chipset Conclusion

Qualcomm is thinking about working with both Samsung and TSMC for the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 chip might help them avoid problems and use the best new chip-making technologies. This move also raises questions about whether Samsung will continue to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips in its phones, as there were reports Samsung might switch to using only its own Exynos chips, including in the Galaxy S25 Ultra. 

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