Qualcomm's future Snapdragon 5G mobile chipsets will be made using Samsung Electronics' 7-nanometer process, the companies announced.
The South Korean tech giant first showed off the 7-nanometer LPP EUV process in May last year. Samsung said in July that it will surpass rival TSMC when 7-nanometer is rolled out in 2018.
Scaling down chip sizes allows a slimmer design and more usable space for manufacturers. They also consume less power and process faster.
Compared to the 10-nanometer FinFET process that is currently widely commercialised, the 7-nanometer will allow up to a 40 percent boost in area efficiency, 10 percent higher performance, and 35 percent less power consumption, Samsung said.
In October, the South Korean tech giant developed an 8-nanometer process, considered a stop-gap between 10-nanometer and 7-nanometer, stressing that it was continuing to cooperate with Qualcomm.
The US chip giant, along with Apple, is one of the biggest clients for foundry -- or contract chip making -- businesses like Samsung and TSMC.
Qualcomm has leaned more towards Samsung, thanks in large part to the latter's Galaxy series of smartphones, which helps sell Snapdragon series of chipsets.
The two have consistently patched things up and cooperate on a win-win arrangement, despite some disputes over licensing agreements.
PREVIOUS AND RELATED COVERAGE
Samsung Electronics has launched a 30.72 terabyte SAS SSD, the PM1643, which boasts the largest memory capacity ever for a single form factor storage device aimed at next-generation datacentres.
The Samsung 860 EVO offers increased performance and a dramatic increase in endurance over its predecessor.
AMD's unveiling of the Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G that feature built-in Radeon Vega graphics will shake up the entry-level and mid-range desktop PC market.
Project Trillium is a suite of machine learning IP that includes Arm's machine learning and object detection processors and neural network libraries.
Samsung has produced a 256 Gigabyte (GB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) for use in advanced driver assistance systems, infotainment, and dashboard systems in cars.
Samsung Electronics has committed to launching a foldable OLED phone this year to cement its premium leadership for its revived mobile business, while it expects steady growth for its chip business.
MIT has created chips that are designed to replace encryption software in order to reduce power requirements for future internet-connected devices.