Rumors about the manufacture of the Snapdragon 875 by TSMC weaken after the latest reports from South Korea.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC will be the next top-of-the-range processor for smartphones and tablets. Its presentation is expected in December, but it is still unknown who has been commissioned to manufacture it. At this point and with about 3 months to go, we still do not know if it will be Samsung or TSMC, seeing previous leaks it seemed that TSMC would be in charge of its manufacture since its facilities have manufacturing processes in the most advanced technological nodes on the planet. However, current reports indicate that Qualcomm would have achieved better conditions with Samsung and, therefore, would have commissioned it to manufacture the Snapdragon 875.
The manufacture of the Snapdragon 875 SoC is a crucial decision for Qualcomm because it is the most anticipated of the new range and, at launch, will be the most powerful processor are for sale. TSMC became the world’s largest semiconductor foundry this summer, half a year after proclaiming itself the most valuable company in Asia. This is why, together with the fact that TSMC has the most advanced nodes on the planet in EUV, so it would be the logical bet to order the manufacture of such an important SoC. But of course, it seems that it is still unclear if it will be TSMC or Samsung that makes the Snapdragon 875.