LG to Start Making its Own Mobile Processors

This is all possible thanks to an Intel-ARM agreement



A new agreement between leading chipmaker Intel and leading chip designer ARM will see makers of mobile devices who license chip designs from ARM allowed to use Intel’s factories and latest technologies. One of these, according to a statement released by Intel at the ongoing Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, is LG.

By doing so, LG will be joining the likes of Samsung, Apple and Huawei who also make their own mobile processors based on ARM’s designs. Huawei, through subsidiary HiSilicon, has been producing its own Kirin-branded chips while Samsung and Apple have stuck with their Exynos and A-series processors on their flagship devices.

The biggest loser, in this case, will be Qualcomm, the current supplier of the processors found in LG’s mobile devices.

Spreadtrum, which makes the processors found on budget devices like the budget Snokor Z5000 we looked at last year and the Galaxy Tab A from Samsung, is one of the other companies that Intel announced will be taking early advantage of its deal with ARM.

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Emmanuel writes on mobile hardware, software and platforms.


  1. […] If indeed this happens then Xiaomi won’t be the first company to go this route nor is it likely to be the last. Most notable Android device makers have turned to their own inhouse options in recent years. Samsung is well known for its own Exynos chips. Huawei has been making significant strides with its Kirin processors which are supplied by subsidiary HiSilicon with the most recent high-end chip from the company (the Kirin 960 found on the Mate 9) being ranked as one of the best performing SoCs in the market at the moment. LG is set to start making its own chips using Intel foundries. […]

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