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Samsung’s new custom processors set to challenge Apple Silicon.



In an effort to create more sophisticated semiconductors, Samsung intends to compete with Apple silicon by creating its own unique processors for upcoming smartphones and personal computers.

As per the reports of Business Korea, Samsung has already established an internal team for developing CPU cores and has chosen Rahul Tuli, a former AMD developer, to serve as the project’s leader.

For its Exynos sophisticated processors, Samsung has previously relied on the British chipmaker Arm, but creating the chips in-house would give it complete control over the design and optimization processes, much like Apple did when it switched from Intel.

According to rumours, the first application processor (AP), code-named Galaxy Chip, could be made accessible in 2025. Yet, given that Samsung has only started working on its own CPU core, this chip will most likely use CPU based on Arm technology.

If Samsung Electronics is successful in developing its own CPU core, it will be able to increase the completion level of its Galaxy Chip. According to a statement made by an unnamed industry executive to the Korean news outlet Pulse News. “If development proceeds as anticipated, Samsung will be able to load its own CPU in 2027.”

The creation of a custom Processor by Samsung is not the first time that the company has invested in development of its own CPU. Samsung has been investing in its own development team and technology since the early 2010s, with a focus on building design capabilities. However, the company abandoned the project since its CPU cores were regarded to be substandard in terms of power efficiency, heat generation, and multi-core efficiency to those of rivals like Qualcomm. At the Samsung Austin Research Center, more than 300 developers were fired after the project was formally shelved in 2019. (SARC).

Apple has been planning to switch from Intel chips to its own Apple silicon chips since 2020. The first Apple silicon-based Macs were introduced by Apple in November 2020. Apple’s bespoke chips are Arm-based and comparable to the A-series chips used in iPhones and iPads.

With more potent Macs that use less energy, Apple’s CPUs elevate performance to a whole new level. Since Apple creates its own chips for Macs and iOS devices, all Apple product lines share a common architecture, which makes it simpler for programmers to create and optimise software that works on all Apple products.

With the exception of the Mac Pro, which is still using Intel hardware, Apple has nearly completely switched over to using Apple silicon. A new Mac Pro powered by Apple silicon is reportedly in testing by Apple with a summer release planned.


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