Qualcomm news

Seems like Qualcomm has been having some issues with their next version of the Snapdragon, causing them to shift fab operations from Samsung to TSMC.

This is never a good thing. I wonder if Samsung told Qualcomm, “can’t do it within the parameters you specify”

Something similar happened many years ago with Apples early PowerBook 5300 series. The original battery supplier told Apple the tolerances were too tight for the capacity and size required and so, Apple found another vendor, who said basically “ok” even though they didn’t have extensive experience making laptop batteries, only to have the batteries recalled months later for multiple issues and replaced with slightly smaller capacity batteries from the original vendor.

TLDR: It’s never going to turn out well when sales and marketing overrule engineering…

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Qualcomm doesn’t do all that much for phones year over year to begin with, and it is regularly years behind Apple’s SoC team. Usually, the one reliable upgrade Qualcomm can deliver is…

Not much to promote Qualcomm’s prowess as a rival is it…

How in the H does TSMC have any capacity left for processor manufacturing after Apple…