According to Taiwan Economic Times – via EE Times, Qualcomm has partnered with United Microelectronics and Samsung as suppliers of its 28-nm chips. The partnership will help Qualcomm to overture the hurdles, the shortage it is going through from time. UMC start supplying Snapdragon S4 processors and 3G/4G baseband chips made using 28-nm process in Q4 2012. The report cites “people familiar with the contract,” says that UMC will begin making around 3,000 to 5,000 wafers per month, about 20 to 30 percent of TSMC’s current output. The chip maker Qualcomm which recently announced its Q2 2012 results with $4.94 billion in revenues, and with the partnership, it will add values and will help surging out the shortage problem soon.
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