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Samsung could start making AMD chips next year

Exynos 5 28 nm processor by Samsung
Samsung Exynos 5
While big names like Apple and NVIDIA are already using Samsung's chip foundries, AMD is expected to join them next year.

Next to one of the world's largest phone makers, Samsung is also a major player in the processor market. In addition to its own Exynos chips, Samsung also makes processors for big names like Apple and NVIDIA. AMD was once a major player in this market, but now owns a share of less than 20 percent and might soon turn to Samsung to remain relevant.

According to a report by South Korea's Electronic Times quoted by Reuters, unnamed sources revealed that Samsung will start manufacturing new AMD processors in 2016. Obviously, these will be 14 nm parts. Right now, AMD is still stuck with the 28 nm technology, while Intel has both 22 nm and 14 nm processors on the market. 

The report mentioned above reveals that Samsung's foundry business and GlobalFoundries will work together in a central processing unit and a graphics processing chip for AMD. Unfortunately, Samsung and AMD did not comment anything about the rumors yet.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-12-23 (Update: 2015-12-23)