The Korean giant confirms that it will stop developing its Exynos cores for the smartphone chips it manufactures - and focus on using the company's cores ARM No changes, much like Huawei
The smartphone chip market is an extremely competitive area, perhaps even more so than the world of personal computer processors and servers where Intel andAMD They've been wrestling for years - we see it leap to up-to-date production technologies every year, trying to bump the resulting performance and overall usability while maintaining minimalist power consumption and minimizing physical dimensions.
One of the major players in the field to stand out and grow to their competitive potential is by developing processing units independently: All modern smartphone world processors are based on the architecture of theARM Effective by the British company bearing the same name, but some are content with the use of general processing cores and graphical processing cores in the basic configuration of ARM Itself (which we sell under the brand names Cortex and Mali, respectively) while others include dedicated processing units with architecture Custom and different.
The best examples of this are Qualcomm's various Snapdragon products, for example, which are based on general processing units from the Kryo family plus built-in graphical cores from the Adreno brand - as well as the company's terrific processors Dark That have been gradually used for self-development processing and graphing units (now known as Lightning and Thunder), in addition to interfaces Development Dedicated applications accessible by Huge Cupertino to get its significant performance advantage over the various Android models.
is also סמסונג Tried its power in the field over the last few years, with its leading Exynos chips on which some of the models were basedGalaxy S andGalaxy Note (those officially launched in the country, for example) contained advanced and powerful Exynos M cores developed by a special engineering team of the company originating in the United States. Samsung has sometimes boasted of top performance test results for Exynos models with Exynos M cores, although practical technical tests have found that the company's solutions have often failed to meet the standards of Dark Or of Qualcomm As far as efficiency and stability are concerned Performence Over time.
Exynos M cores, offered in five different generations over the years, have not been widely distributed and have in most cases been combined with standard Cortex cores in few leading Exynos chips - and now we get Official approval That they will disappear completely from the surface. More Samsung Exynos chips will continue to hit the market, but based on Cortex cores of various types ARM Itself, leaving only you Qualcomm Waffle in the battle for the crown of performance in the mobile chip world.
Although it is giving up development of its own processing cores, it is worth noting that Samsung plans to continue to develop acceleration units for computational learning, cellular modems and even self-designed graphical cores - this is despite the fact that we have announced an expected collaboration between Samsung andAMD Which will land the architecturesRadeon In the giants of the Korean giant somewhere in the future. Let's hope that success in these areas is more significant and clear, and that justifies the big economic investment.