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Intel And LG Enter Partnership For 14nm FinFET SoC For Mobile Devices

Ramish Zafar
Posted Oct 22, 2015
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Courtesy of Samsung’s Exynos 7420, 14nm FinFET is the talk of town in mobile hardware. Manufacturers the likes of Apple and Qualcomm have entered into partnerships with the Korean electronics giant for their own processors and as time passes, the technology is being adopted by more and more companies. Today we’ve got some rather interesting news that involves LG and Intel with some information suggesting that both of them might be collaborating for a new 14nm mobile processor.

Intel And LG Working Together For A 14nm Mobile Processor

While its no secret that LG hopes to continue its NUCLUN lineup of processors, with the NUCLUN 2 already having seen several leaks surface, today sources out Korea are claiming that the company has entered into a partnership with US PC chip giant Intel. While Intel might have a virtual monopoly in the PC market, when it comes to mobile hardware, the company hasn’t seen that much luck so far.

Speaking of LG, the Korean firm is perhaps one of the few out there that has managed to get the smartphone equation right. LG’s known for its decently designed devices, that not only offer consistent performance, but also come with their fair share of features on board that result in overall excellent device performance.

Given the current tide in the mobile world heading towards custom chipset, it doesn’t sound very unlikely that the two companies might be looking to work together on multiple fronts. After all, with the two leading smartphone makers in the world, Apple and Samsung, offering their devices with custom processors on board, others such as Huawei and even Xiaomi according to some are looking to gain that customized hardware/software advantage that home-grown processors offer.

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LG will be using Intel’s 14nm node to build a mobile chipset according to the report, with no mention of the NUCLUN 2. Discussion between the two have been taking place since the start of this year and production on the processor is expected to start soon as well. It should end up benefiting both parties and the mobile world in general as we could all do very well if Intel’s PC expertise is also transferred to the mobile segment. LG could further strengthen its devices, particularly the G lineup with Intel made processors and further improve productivity and performance. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you updated and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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