Samsung Might Have Started to Manufacture Processors for Intel

Samsung Might Have Started to Manufacture Processors for Intel

Earlier this year reports claimed that Intel is looking to partner with Samsung to solve its ongoing processor manufacturing problems. Although we learned that the negotiations were in the final stages at the time, the companies have been relatively quiet over last couple of months. And now, it seems that both companies have reached an agreement according to reports out in Korea.
As you might already know, Intel has been struggling over last couple of years to keep up with the increasing demand for its 14nm chips. Intel has been struggling to keep up with the demand for processors since last year. Recently, the company stated that the PC market growth has outpaced Intel’s prediction. As a result of this, the company has increased the number of contractors manufacturing its CPUs.
On the other hand, Samsung has been struggling lately as the demand for memory chips has gone down significantly over last couple of years. As a result, the company has been looking at companies to increase growth in other areas. Recently the company announced that it will be investing over $100 billion over next 10 years to bolster non-memory chip manufacturing process.
Most importantly, there aren’t a lot of companies in the market at the moment as TSMC and Samsung are two of the biggest manufacturers at the moment. TSMC is already supplying AMD’s chips which meant Intel had pretty limited options when it came to a manufacturer capable of meeting its demands. While there is no official confirmation from either of the companies, recent report has claimed that Samsung might have already started production of the processors for Intel.

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