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Samsung moves to revive mobile system semiconductors

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:system semiconductor? Galaxy Note 4? application processor?

In an act seen to gain dominance in the market, Samsung Electronics recently revealed on its homepage some system semiconductors used in the Galaxy Note 4, Business Korea reported.

These devices include display driver ICs, application processors (APs), NFC chips, power management integrated circuits (PMICs) and modem chips.

By making the details of its mobile AP solution public, the Korean tech giant appears to be keen on outdoing Qualcomm in the market and on stimulating the system semiconductor business.

However, some of Samsung's mobile devices easily overheat, particularly while performing high-speed data processing. This fact showed the company's weakness in making integrated APs. The same difficulty put the company behind Qualcomm, which seems to have mastered the technology with announcement of its single-chip AP and cellular modem integrated solution.

Exynos 7

The American semiconductor company also proves its competitiveness with the supply of peripheral chips such as PMICs.

Samsung, nonetheless, is set to boost the brand image of Exynos by disclosing a single-chip solution in the near future.

With regard to the devices unveiled on its homepage, the first to be shown was its 64bit octa-core Exynos 7 processor, which processes data 57 per cent faster than the Exynos 5 AP. The new chip also cuts power consumption because of its 20nm process.

According to Business Korea, Samsung plans to bring Exynos to its APs as well as to other mobile system semiconductors.

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