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Samsung Working On Its Own ARM Based Processor  
The project will be worked upon in the Austin, Texas based R&D work station of Samsung and reportedly will increase the BUS performance, DRAM and NAND Flash.   
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 The Exynos processor that the latest Samsung devices use is great on power efficiency and performance but they are still not as good as the Snapdragon 800 series processors by Qualcomm. However, the Korean company is now reported to have taken things in its own hand. As per reports by ETNews, the company is working on its own design architecture and looking to make a processor using ARM core.

Exynos processor, Samsung, Qualcomm, Samsung processor, Snapdragon 800 series, processors, 32 bit ARMv7 chips, Cortex-A15, Cortex-A19 plus a 64 bit ARMv8, DRAM and NAND Flash

Till today, we have Apple and Qualcomm to have processors of their own and have a licensed deal with ARM. These two companies work on redesigning and tweaking existing ARM processor designs to suit to their specific requirements.

However, with the Exynos processor, we have the design made by Samsung itself and the only thing borrowed from ARM is the architecture. Samsung already has signed a deal with ARM and intends to bring out a customized design for a higher power efficiency and better performance. The reference design needs to be improved and worked upon a lot as a result. The ETNews report also states that the Samsung design will be using 32 bit ARMv7 chips like the Cortex-A15 / Cortex-A19 plus a 64 bit ARMv8 architecture as part of the signed contracts. It clearly states that the 64 bit agreement is related to the development of the server CPUs.

The project will be worked upon in the Austin, Texas based R&D work station of Samsung and reportedly will increase the BUS performance, DRAM and NAND Flash. If the design works out, customers can expect a flagship product sometime in the next year.

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