Samsung has been developing its own SOCs for a long time. They had designed their own customized cores in earlier times. The performance of these cores was pretty good. But the power consumption was too high. Therefore, it was overheating and experiencing performance problems.
Samsung has shut down its specialized custom-core development team based in Texas. It continued to use Cortex cores developed by Arm. Despite this, Exynos SOCs perform poorly. According to TheElec, Samsung is establishing a new SOC development team, which will increase the performance and power efficiency of Exynos SOCs.
Samsung’s New SOC Development Team
Exynos SOCs are at the forefront with their poor performance. Performance and power efficiency were abysmal compared to competing chipsets. Some reasons for this are due to the production technique. For example, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is manufactured by Samsung. This SOC had overheating and power consumption issues.
Later, Qualcomm switched from Samsung to TSMC. The new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 was a much better SOC than its predecessor. Its extremely sustainable performance was great with its low power consumption. However, Samsung is experiencing dissatisfaction with Exynos SOCs. Users were moving away from Samsung. The latest information that has emerged shows that Samsung has established a new SOC development team.
Apart from Samsung MX (Mobile Experience), it had its SOCs designed by a team called System LSI. The information obtained by TheElec states that a new team has been formed. Rumors abound that Choi Won-Joon, who joined Samsung from Qualcomm in 2016, will lead the newly formed team. It has become clear that Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is used in the new Samsung Galaxy S23 series. While Samsung uses Qualcomm SOCs in 2023 and 2024 in its flagship devices, it aims to use its own chipset with customized cores again in 2025. In time, everything will become clear.