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Sony to make own Processors?

News by Ang Torres on Wednesday November 18, 2015.

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Sony is apparently exploring the idea of producing its own in-house processors, according to Digititmes out of Taiwan. If true, the Japanese company would join the likes of Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and LG as brads that make processors, although only Apple from those companies uses its own silicon exclusively.

As always, this is purely a rumor so it is best to take it with a pinch of salt. Although, we can certainly see the benefit of Sony producing its own chipsets, especially as the company has found huge success in another component area. Sony's image sensors lead the market, so the company may be tempted to build chipsets to farm out to other brands, making Sony even more of a component player in the industry.

It should be clear that only Samsung and LG currently designs and manufacturers its own silicon, something Sony is likely to want to follow. Apple and Huawei design their processors and farm out the work of building them, sometimes (as is the case with Apple) to Samsung. It is this kind of operation that Sony is probably the most interested in, finding ways to make more money in mobile away from hardware.

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Ang Torres
Ang is currently studying a degree in computer sciences, but makes time for her first love, tech. She has followed mobile trends since first jumping onto the feature phone market in 2004 and is now an unabashed Samsung fangirl.

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