Qualcomm Gears Up for Innovation, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Set to Rival Apple's 3nm Chip Technology

Qualcomm Inc's QCOM Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will arrive in 2 variants, one manufactured under Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd's TSM 4nm process and another manufactured under TSMC's 3nm process.

The leaked email conversations between Qualcomm and its smartphone partners like Samsung Electronics Co SSNLF indicate that the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be using Arm Holdings Plc's ARM latest Cortex X4, Cortex A720, and Cortex A520 CPU cores for its chipset CPU structure, Gizmochina states.

The last time Qualcomm released the two same flagship Snapdragon processors with an identical CPU combo was the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in 2022.

The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 manufactured on TSMC's 4nm process emerged as a much better improvement for the flagship chipset with up to 30% better power efficiency and lower smartphone temperatures.

Qualcomm will likely launch the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 mobile processor on October 24 at the Snapdragon Summit 2023 in Hawaii.

Apple Inc AAPL is the only one to have made the 3nm A17 Pro Bionic chipset commercially available with the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

TSMC has won orders for Nvidia's next-generation AI processor B100, which requires the foundry's 3nm process fabrication.

Price Action: QCOM shares traded higher by 0.62% at $110.40 premarket on the last check Wednesday.

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