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(Update: Statement) Samsung layoffs raise questions about future of Exynos chips

Late last week, the Statesman reported that Samsung is shutting down its CPU design division at one of its Austin R&D facilities, laying off 290 employees. This corroborates month-old leaks that the company was downsizing its CPU design branch, responsible for Samsung's in-house Exynos series chipsets.

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The Exynos 980 is Samsung's first 5G-integrated chipset

Samsung announced today the Exynos 980, the company's first mobile chipset with an integrated 5G modem. According to Samsung, integrating the modem into the chipset rather than relying on separate components results in reduced power consumption, a major weakness in current 5G setups.

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Samsung announces Exynos 7570, a budget SoC with 14nm process and integrated WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS

Samsung announced a major upgrade to their budget SoC offering today, which will go by the name Exynos 7570. It will be the first of its kind—targeted to IoT devices and lower market smartphones—to be built on the power efficient 14nm FinFET process. Also noteworthy is that this new model will have built-in connectivity hardware for WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS rather than relying on third-party vendors to provide those components for end user devices.

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