According to a recent report from Business Korea, Samsung is aiming to become the largest producer of AP (application processors) for androids by joining forces with AMD and ARM to upgrade its Exynos processors.
Through this alliance, Samsung aims to leverage both corporate knowledge and intellectual property (IP) to produce the best possible processor. The alliance would take advantage of the new Cortex X, whose architecture is designed for maximum performance, and also allows manufacturers to work with ARM at any time to modify this architecture as they see fit. This means that it can be adapted to a new Exynos chip with great ease.
On the AMD side, this collaboration will focus on the graphics processor (GPU). Samsung currently uses Mali from ARM, but since its level is a bit lower than Qualcomm Adreno, they are looking to upgrade from AMD.
To support what’s coming, Samsung plans to increase the number of people in the NPU (Neural Processing Unit) to improve its performance and combine it with the rest of the IP.