Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 shortages to last all year

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 shortages to last all yearA couple of months ago, we heard that Qualcomm was struggling to meet demand for its Snapdragon S4 processor.

Now we’re hearing a tad more detail on the Snapdragon S4 supply problems, including the suggestion that it might be 2013 before Qualcomm can satisfy demand again.

The news comes via Focus Taiwan, and apparently it’s chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) we should be pointing the finger at. Those sons of...

TSMC reckons it’ll start catching up in Q4 this year, and things should be peachy once again come 2013.

The Snapdragon S4 is found on various smartphones and tablets, including the Asus PadFone, HTC One S, HTC One XL (the US/LTE variant of our HTC One X), and the LTE-rockin’ Samsung Galaxy S III.

Qualcomm has attempted to appease its clients by offering an alternative in the form of the Fusion 2 chipset, however the manufacturer concedes: “We do expect to see some alternative non-Qualcomm chipsets being used to solve that issue as well."

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matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 14, 2012 at 18:12

things should be peachy once again come 2013.
Yeah, when the chip's no longer relevant as proper A15 SoCs *cough* Exynos 5250 *cough* will be available.

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