Samsung is planning its own custom chips and 4k phone displaysPosted: November 6, 2013
Love to see Moore’s Law in action 😉
After building processors based on ARM Holdings(s armh) intellectual property for years, Samsung says it will create its own 64-bit core for mobile chips. The company is also pushing forward in its display technology for mobile devices, expecting to bring 4k displays to phones in 2015 and continuing to work on flexible AMOLED screens. The information came from Samsung’s Analyst Day event on Wednesday, as noted by Android Beat.
Based on the slidedeck snaps that Android Beat captured, Samsung didn’t disclose when it plans to debut silicon using its own core. It does appear that Samsung will transition first to 64-bit ARM chips and then follow up with its own processor.
At that point, Samsung would be even more like Apple in that it is customizing the design of its chips. Other device makers typically purchase “off the shelf” chips from Qualcomm(s qcom), Nvidia(s nvda) and others. Given how
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