Samsung 5nm rollover? Qualcomm 5nm back to TSMC: super orders are coming

In the 5nm process foundry, Samsung is the only one who can break hands with TSMC, however, the actual performance is not as good as it should be, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 using Samsung 5nm is being questioned to flip the car. The latest news says that Qualcomm not only 6nm orders to TSMC, next year’s 5nm chips to TSMC.

The news from supply chain sources @ cell phone chip man said, due to Samsung foundry department LSI pit teammates, suffering from shortages Qualcomm will turn single TSMC, Q3 quarter 6nm process 5G chip will be a lot of flow, ready to grab 5G market with MediaTek, Xiaomi, OPPO, vivo and other customers have been in trial production.

He then added more information, Qualcomm’s 6nm 5G chip stockpile of up to 60 million, a huge number.

Not only 6nm chip orders to TSMC, Qualcomm’s 5G chips next year will also use TSMC’s 5nm, although he did not give specific information, not sure if TSMC 5nm foundry is the next generation of Snapdragon 8 series flagships.

In short, counting 5nm and 6nm chips, Qualcomm has at least 3 products in TSMC, the order quantity is not small, and TSMC’s production capacity can also guarantee the supply of Qualcomm’s 5G chips, to be hardened with rivals such as MediaTek.