While TSMC is the largest contract chipmaker in the world, Samsung Electronics has been hard at work to topple the Taiwanese firm. Now, the South Korean tech giant has just bagged itself chip orders from big names like Cisco and Google.
According to an ETNews report, Samsung had received a Cisco contract earlier this year to design and manufacture chips. These chips will be used in Cisco’s next generation telecommunications network, as stated by a source close to the matter. Similarly, Samsung has also managed to secure orders from the search engine giant Google.
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The company will be design and manufacture semiconductor chips that will be used for sensors that can monitor and track body movements. Generally, foundries manufacture chips that have already designed but these new chips will be custom made to offer specific features and technologies to both firms. In other words, these new chips are made from the ground up, tailored specifically for both Cisco and Google.
This will have Samsung both design the chip and mass produce it. Cisco is the world’s largest network equipment manufacturer in the world with sales reaching $50 billion every year and with Google aiming at expanding its IoT lineup, Samsung will likely face additional orders. Meaning, the newly acquired orders could have the South Korean brand take a step closer in also becoming the world’s largest foundry as well.
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