Layoff Rumors Swirl at Samsung Semiconductor R&D Center

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Samsung R&D Center in Austin, Texas (SARC) was founded in 2010 to develop CPUs and system IP, including interconnects and memory controllers. Development for Samsung’s custom CPU core is reportedly handled here, which would make sense — Samsung’s CPU…

Layoff Rumors Swirl at Samsung Semiconductor R&D Center

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The Samsung R&D Center in Austin, Texas (SARC) was founded in 2010 to develop CPUs and system IP, including interconnects and memory controllers. Development for Samsung’s custom CPU core is reportedly handled here, which would make sense — Samsung’s CPU dev team has at least a few ex-AMD employees on it, and Austin has been a major hub for AMD for decades. According to rumors, however, SARC has just been hit by major layoffs.The scope of these layoffs is currently unclear. Some sources have said that a single project was canceled, while others have implied a larger number of employee firings. Like Apple and Huawei, Samsung has invested in building its own custom CPU cores based on its own version of the ARMv8 architecture rather than solely licensing cores from ARM itself. Samsung, however, has struggled to compete in this space.HUGE news if true.Samsung giving up on designing their own cores.Will instead do the boring thing and license ARM IP. https://t.co/UiWyfyQD4o— Stefan Constantine (@WhatTheBit) October 1, 2019Anandtech has written excellent deep dives into both the M3 and M4 CPU cores. Tests on the chip at the microarchitectural level have shown that its overall performance is
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