Sony Mobile rumoured to develop in-house chips for Xperia devices

by XB on 18th November 2015

in News

Xperia in-house chipSony Mobile is considering the development of its own application processors for use in mobile devices, according to a report from DigiTimes. The report says that both Sony Mobile and LG plan to develop in-house chips, following on other manufacturers that already do this such as Apple, Samsung and Huawei.

If true, this could eventually mean a move away from Qualcomm and MediaTek as the two main chipset suppliers for Xperia devices to date. The report goes on to say that Global Unichip, the Taiwanese-based dedicated fabless ASIC provider, has won development orders from “Asia-based handset vendors”.

However, we’d exhibit caution on this rumour. Sony doesn’t have the buckets of cash that the aforementioned companies have when it comes to developing a class-leading chipset. Would this news worry about how competitive Sony could be? Would you prefer Sony to use the latest off-the-shelf chips from Qualcomm or MediaTek? Or do you feel, this is an important step for Sony to differentiate itself? We’d love to your thoughts below.

Via DigiTimes.

Thanks Hendra and Ramuk!

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