Qualcomm will book 7-nanometer SoC, not Samsung, and TSMC
According to the source, Samsung Electronics has been unable to obtain orders Qualcomm to release ICS on the norms of 7 nm. They went to TSMC, a rival South Korean manufacturer in the market of contract manufacturing of semiconductor products.
Allegedly, the 7-nanometer SoC Qualcomm plans to submit at the end of the year.
The reason for the decision is called the delay Qualcomm Samsung Electronics with the development of a new stage of technological standards. Company TSMC was able to bypass Samsung Electronics, as the missed the stage from 10 nm and focused to 7 nm.
Note that the 10-nanometer chips Qualcomm releases Samsung. This brings her to about 40% of the revenue generated through contract manufacturing. If Samsung will not be able to find new customers, next year the revenue division will begin to decline.
A few years ago, the company Samsung has been in a similar situation, losing the biggest customer is Apple.
Source: CDR info