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  • lifeblood - Thursday, September 29, 2011 - link

    I hope they're not using Global Foundries for 32nm. They may be waiting a while. Reply
  • Aikouka - Thursday, September 29, 2011 - link

    Samsung manufactured Apple's SoCs for awhile and even manufactures their own NAND... I don't see why they couldn't handle their own SoC production (unless they're over production capacity of course). Reply
  • LauRoman - Thursday, September 29, 2011 - link

    I hope i'm not wrong, but i think a company of Sammy's size would have chip foundries, considering all the other crap that corporation manufactures in-house. Reply
  • zeth006 - Thursday, September 29, 2011 - link

    We know Samsung has a foundry, but the unresolved question is whether they're outsourcing the CPU. Reply
  • Strk - Thursday, September 29, 2011 - link

    Apparently very few are aware that Samsung is the second largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world. Reply
  • stanwood - Saturday, October 01, 2011 - link

    Samsung and Global Foundries co-develop their CMOS logic technologies in partnership with other companies at IBM's 300mm fabricator in East Fishkill, NY. The two companies have also promoted a Common Platform for manufacturing.

    I don't imagine that Samsung farms out much of their volume (they are one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world) but in any case, the 32nm technology at these two companies should be closely related.
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  • acx - Thursday, September 29, 2011 - link

    Samsung has their own foundries... Reply
  • pookguy88 - Thursday, September 29, 2011 - link

    Everyone's saying this will be in the new/next Nexus phone.. slated for Q4 2011.. Reply
  • tipoo - Thursday, September 29, 2011 - link

    That would be awesome. The current Exynos at 1.2GHz is already the fastest SoC in a smartphone, this would increase that lead considerably. Perfect candidate for the Nexus Prime. Reply
  • 3DoubleD - Thursday, September 29, 2011 - link

    Everything I've read regarding the "Nexus Prime" is that it will have a 1.5 GHz Exynos SoC. If only the 32 nm version can reach 1.5 GHz, then we have our answer! However, if they are only sampling in Q4, then maybe it a new model number (4211?) that is more power hungry. The Nexus Prime apparently will have a 2000 mAh battery, which is gigantic by phone standards.

    Either way, I'm very excited for the Nexus Prime. I've barely paid attention to the SGS2's since they will look silly next to the Nexus Prime on Oct 11th.
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  • g1011999 - Friday, September 30, 2011 - link

    http://nccc.cool3c.com/article/51309
    According to this article.
    GPU frequency will boost from 266MHz to 460MHz
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  • tipoo - Saturday, October 01, 2011 - link

    That would be huge if true. It would probably bring it close to if not over the iPad 2's 543MP2 graphics performance Reply
  • rpmrush - Monday, October 03, 2011 - link

    My god! Release this SOC already in the Samsung Prime on Verizon! I waited and waited for the GS2 and now I have to wait and wait for the Prime. And now I know this is around the corner, if the Prime has something less...I'll have to wait and wait. Freaking technology! The waiting game never ends and when it does..u wish u would have waited just a bit more..lol Reply

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