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Qualcomm Xiaolong 875 processor will re-establish TSMC OEM 5nm process

via:博客园     time:2019/8/24 10:00:49     readed:103

Author: Xian Rui

Qualcomm's generations of Snapdragon processors are moving back and forth between TSMC and Samsung. The Snapdragon 830, Snapdragon 835, and Snapdragon 845 processors are Samsung's 14nm and 10nm process foundries, and now the main Snapdragon 855 processor. The device is manufactured by TSMC, but it is rumored that the next generation of the Snapdragon 865 processor will be handed over to Samsung.Produced using the latter 7nm EUV process.

According to previous reports, the internal code of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship platform is SM8250, which will be divided into two different versions, one of which is code-named Kona and the other version is Huracan, which will support LPDDR5X memory and UFS 3.0 flash memory. The difference between the two is that one integrates the Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G modem, and the other does not.

August 6th news,The mysterious device codenamed "Kona" appears on the GeekBench website. Its single-core score was 4,160, and the multi-core score reached 12,946. It is reported that this processor is the rumored Xiaolong 865.

Then what? Qualcomm seems to be jumping back. UBS issued a report saying that Qualcomm will re-use TSMC at the 5nm node. This processor is likely to be the successor of the Snapdragon 865 processor —— Snapdragon 875 processor.

As for why the change is so big, in fact, this matter is not so simple. In the future, the fabs that can produce 7nm and below will have only TSMC and Samsung. The technology and progress of the two companies are different. Not the same, fabless chip manufacturers will evaluate various factors to choose the foundry, which side has more advantages will choose which side of the foundry.

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