The TSMC, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd., is a leading manufacturer of semiconductor chips, which are used, for example, in Apple, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, AMD or Broadcom. Samsung also works in this area and, according to a report by the Digitimes, has now drastically lowered its prices for its 14 nm FinFET technology. For example, companies such as Apple and Qualcomm will be paying attention to the lower prices and responsive to special offers, the one-time supplier TSMC. Huawei HiSilicon Technologies could also be supplied by Samsung.
Why not? In the world of processors, the smaller one always wins, because it consumes less energy and generates less heat. Both factors are of great importance, especially in the field of smartphones. No wonder the TSMC has to work on itself. Because they are currently building chipsets in the 16nm range, while Samsung is already working at 14nm. The semiconductor chips were so far more expensive, at least until Samsung radically at its price screw turned. This opens up new possibilities for the other smartphone manufacturers to generate even more power in less space. Samsung has already demonstrated this year with its Exynos 7420-processor of the Galaxy S6-series, how efficiently the smaller processors can work.
Chipsets From Samsung Conceivable
Samsung, of course, will not let any other smartphone manufacturers use the modern Exynos processors. However, the South Korean company is willing to build complete chipsets for other manufacturers. Samsung seems to have just created an offer for HiSilicon Technologies, which belongs entirely to Huawei and is responsible for the conceptualization of Kirin chipsets. But the chipsets were built elsewhere.
How Huawei will react to the offer is still pending. In our eyes it is questionable whether they accept the deal from Samsung. Because Apple has shown with the current A9 processor that it seems in terms of energy efficiency seemingly more than just the smallest design. And when we see what theiPhone 6s is capable of doing , Huawei should at least remain at TSMC for the time being.