[TechWeb] At present, in the mobile phone market, the Snapdragon 855 has become the standard equipment of major brands, and the Snapdragon 865, as its successor, is naturally concerned. According to the Korean media Theelec report, Samsung will mass produce the Qualcomm Xiaolong 865 processor before the end of 2019, using the 7nm process EUV.
In the past, the cooperation between Samsung foundry and Qualcomm continued until 10 nanometer process wafers. In 2018, TSMC took the lead in the 7nm process. Qualcomm therefore handed over the orders to TSMC. Samsung once again grabbed orders. As for why Samsung was chosen, The Elec revealed that Qualcomm believes that Samsung's 7nm EUV process is more competitive than TSMC. In early April this year, it was reported that Samsung has mass-produced Exynos with 7nm EUV process. chip.
At present, the architecture and frequency of the Snapdragon 865 are still unclear, but it is certain that it will support LPDDR5 memory, which means that the whole machine runs faster.
Samsung wafer contract industry is expected to start at the end of 2019, the 7 nm extreme ultraviolet (EUV) process for high-throughput production of mycophenon 865 wafer, Qualcomm and Samsung have entered the final stage of process negotiations.