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Samsung apparently disbanded the Austin CPU R&D team and is planning to use the ARM architecture in future Exynos chips

Samsung might finally use the ARM architecture for its Exynos chips
Samsung might finally use the ARM architecture for its Exynos chips
Although this is not official yet, it looks like Samsung has already disbanded the entire team that was working in its Austin R&D center to develop architectures and designs for the System LSI division so next-gen Exynos chips will — most likely — use solutions developed by ARM instead.

Back in 2010, Samsung founded the R&D Center in Austin — shortly referred to as "SARC" — "to develop high-performance, low-power, complex CPU and System IP (Coherent Interconnect and memory controller) architectures and designs" for its System LSI division. Two years ago, the company also opened up the San Jose Advanced Computing Lab and GPU IP. Now, it looks like SARC is shutting down and Samsung will use CPU architectures designed by ARM instead.

Back in late August, popular leakster Ice universe was talking about the fact that the Exynos processor requires a new architecture and that Samsung should disband its CPU architecture R&D team located in Austin. Earlier this week, he revealed that "this seems to have come true" and that "Samsung cut the entire Austin CPU team and will adopt the ARM CPU architecture in the future."

While the above might look like good news for all those not happy with their Exynos-powered handsets and Samsung's haters, so what remains to see is what will happen to the members of the R&D team that is being disbanded.

All in all, this is an intriguing report that still has to be confirmed by Samsung, so we will keep an eye on the topic and we will get back to it as soon as we hear anything. As usual, feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments section below. What would you do with the Exynos chips and the team in charge of its architecture if you were Samsung's head?

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Ice universe (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-10- 2 (Update: 2019-10- 2)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.