QUALCOMM BECOMES SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS’ CASH COW
Samsung Electronics released documents on Tuesday showing that Qualcomm replaced telecom operator Verizon in the first quarter of this year. The company is now officially in the ranks of Samsung Electronics’ top five customers for the first time. According to the released documents, Samsung Electronics disclosed that its five major customers in the first quarter of this year were Apple, Best Buy, Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm and Supreme Electronics. These five customers contributed 14% of Samsung Electronics’ revenue in the first quarter of this year.
Qualcomm replaced Verizon as one of the top five customers of Samsung Electronics in the first quarter. The reason is mainly that they handed over related chips to Samsung Electronics, which is Qualcomm’s main chip foundry. The report also mentions that Qualcomm CEO, Cristiano Amon confirmed in December last year that their Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor will use Samsung Electronics’ 4nm process technology.
Although it is not clear whether Apple is Samsung Electronics’ largest customer, it is not surprising that one of the five largest customers is Samsung Electronics, which supplies many parts and components for Apple. It has also produced A-series chips for Apple.
Samsung Electronics supplies components for Apple, notably the iPhone. Samsung Electronics supplies OLED screens, flash memory chips, capacitors and other components for the iPhone. It was previously reported that for every iPhone X produced by Apple in 2017, Samsung Electronics earned $110 from the parts it supplied.
QUALCOMM AND AMD BRING EXTREMELY FAST WI-FI 6E TO RYZEN
AMD and Qualcomm announced a cross-border cooperation. The AMD Ryzen processor platform will integrate Qualcomm’s FastConnect connection system. The FastConnect 6900 connection solution actually hit the public two years ago. It uses the premium Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth audio technologies at the time. It was also the fastest mobile Wi-Fi solution in the industry at that time, with a peak rate of 3.6Gbps.
Furthermore, it is the industry’s first 4K QAM premium modulation technology. It supports 160MHz channels on the 5GHz and 6GHz frequency bands, realizes unique four-way dual-band concurrency in the frequency band including 6GHz, and is manufactured with a 14nm process.
Lenovo ThinkPad Z series and HP EliteBook 805 series notebooks will use Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6E wireless solutions for the first time. With the cooperation with Microsoft, they will take advantage of Qualcomm’s 4-way dual-band concurrent technology. The device will also support the Wi-Fi Dual Station technology of Windows 11 system. It will significantly improve the Wi-Fi transmission speed, reduce latency, and improve stability.