In July, Samsung Electronics launched a joint task force (TF) for the smartphone and systems semiconductor divisions with around 1,000 employees. The goal is to launch the first Galaxy-only chip in 2025, presumably in the Samsung Galaxy S25 series.
The “Galaxy Silicon” should then outperform the “Apple Silicon” chip developed by Apple itself. Although Samsung Electronics is the world leader in memory semiconductors, its competitiveness in processors is limited. This plan aims to re-establish world leadership in securing semiconductor design capabilities and memory semiconductor production technology.
It is known internally that Samsung’s goal is to “make the chip of your dreams”. The official start is scheduled for July. The working group is co-chaired by Roh Tae-moon, Mobile Experience (MX) Business Unit Manager and Park Yong-in, System LSI Business Unit Manager (Chairman). A large number of employees who previously worked at Exynos and the LSI division will join the task force. There will probably be more than 1,000 people in the working group at the end.
Samsung Galaxy S23 and S24: Full switch to Snapdragon chips in planning
Samsung is scheduled to dispense with an Exynos chip for the first time in the upcoming Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S24 series. Instead, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or its successor will be used. Because internally it should have been decided that the Exynos should no longer be developed any further. Criticism of the SoC was supposedly too great in recent years, so Samsung has now pulled a tightrope.
The possible Samsung Galaxy S25 series will only be equipped with a Samsung chip again in 2025. This was previously known as “Galaxy Silicon”. It remains to be seen what it will be called in the end.
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