The Samsung is no longer a custom-built kernels for processors Exynos, closing the project, a Central Processing Unit, and laying off 290 workers in the united states. Rumor has it that the Korean language is going to take on the design of the ARM, not a lot of changes in the future of CPUs; however, it will continue to develop graphics chips, and the artificial intelligence on a mobile device.
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Based on a thorough assessment of the business of the System LSI [the integration of large-scale systems], and the need to remain competitive in the global market, we have decided to make the move on the part of our staff in research and development in the USA, in Austin and San Jose, the company said in a statement to Android Authority.
The layoffs took place at Samsung’s Austin Research Center in Austin, Texas; and in the Advanced Computer Lab in San Jose, California, usa. Of the 290 employees will remain in office until the 31st of December.
The two research centres will continue to function as: are there still staff working on the chips, artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence, graphics chips and system-on-a-chip. Including, it’s worth noting that Samsung and AMD are collaborating on the upcoming graphics cards into the line of Exynos.
The Samsung Exynos are not able to surpass the technology of the ARM
In the case of the Cpu, some of the companies that license designs from ARM, and making a few modifications to it, such as Huawei, and MediaTek. Other manufacturers prefer to customize the cores to achieve higher performance or lower power consumption; in the case of Qualcomm, and the Snapdragon 800 in it (including the 855).
The Samsung is a good fit in the second category, some processors are Exynos use of cores to “the Mongoose”, with a custom design. This resulted in the Exynos 8890, present in the Galaxy, and S7, and has continued in the generations that followed, leading up to the new Exynos 990 — all of which should appear in the cell to the high-end of the year 2020.
However, the processor of the Samsung is come from missing out on the performance of the Home for quite some time. The samsung Galaxy S9 with a Snapdragon 845 is faster than that of the model with the Exynos 9810; and the Galaxy-S-10+ with a Snapdragon 855 exceeds the Exynos 9820 benchmark for real-world usage.
Worse still, the processor Exynos, have poorer performance than the processors that adhere to the designs of the ARM, such as the HiSilicon Kirin Huawei. The power consumption is also increased. That is, we will not able to differentiate between the custom and the cores of the chip, and decided to throw in the towel.
A few years ago, we told AnandTech that you create custom-built kernels are significantly more expensive than licensing the designs of ARM. After all, it is necessary to make investments in order to achieve and surpass what the ARM offers.
Market analysts believe that with all the layoffs in Austin and we are going to adopt completely the designs of the reference ARM for future processors rather than customizing them. This is already done in some time on the CPUs of mobile phones and intermediaries, including the future of Exynos 980.
Information: AnandTech, Android Police.