Because the Mongoose cores underperformed relative to stock ARM designs, Samsung shut down its in-house CPU design section. Qualcomm hasn’t used proprietary cores in years. However, things are changing now.
According to a new story, Samsung is wooing former Apple and AMD CPU developers, one of whom was a key figure in the creation of Apple’s proprietary chipsets. That engineer wants complete control over their team and the ability to pick and choose which people to hire.
Samsung appears to be dissatisfied with the new Cortex-X series’ performance and is seeking for something faster. Exynos is already collaborating with Google on a bespoke chip, as well as AMD on bringing an RDNA2 GPU to Exynos.
Samsung is rumored to be recruiting ex-Apple and AMD experts to create a bespoke CPU.
After purchasing Nuvia, a firm formed by former Apple engineers who worked on the M1, A14, and other Apple chipsets, Qualcomm will shortly release a unique CPU architecture. People who worked on Apple processors are said to be worth their weight in gold.
When Samsung and Qualcomm will release their unique designs is unknown. Samsung is only now putting together a team, whereas Nuvia was allegedly done with its design. The Nuvia design, on the other hand, was intended for servers; releasing it is one thing; shrinking it down to meet the power needs of a smartphone is quite another.