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Qualcomm picks UMC for Snapdragon chips - report

Tuesday 3 July 2012 | 13:22 CET | News
Qualcomm has selected United Microelectronics (UMC) as its second supplier of 28nm process capacity to cope with tight supply of the leading-edge process at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), currently its primary contract supplier, reports Cens. People familiar with the contract said that UMC will begin to produce Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processors and 3G/4G baseband chips using the 28nm process in the fourth quarter. The chips had gone through tap-out and verification at UMC. Contract volume is estimated at 3,000-5,000 wafers a month, around 20-30 percent the volume sourced from

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Qualcomm / Samsung / Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company / UMC
Countries: World
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