Samsung is reportedly talking to "all OEMs" as it looks to expand its Exynos brand.
Its search for new clients for the Exynos chips comes as the United States banned its companies from selling components to China's ZTE for seven years after it violated the terms of a settlement deal for illegally shipping goods made with USA parts to Iran and North Korea.
The news follows on from the implementation of a U.S. trade embargo against ZTE over sanctions busting, which bars United States companies from trading with ZTE - instantly cutting out up to a quarter of the company's supply chain.
Samsung, which now makes the bulk of its earnings from its memory chips, is looking to flog its Exynos mobile processor to more clients, Reuters reports, with China's Meizu Technology currently the firm's only external smartphone client. Qualcomm has dominated the mobile chipset market for years now, but it would appear that Samsung's interested in doing something about that.
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Given product development lifecycles, that would mean a new third-party Exynos phone is already under development.
Samsung is far behind Qualcomm and Apple in mobile SoC production, but the solution to use in-house chips helped the company grow its smartphone business, including a 27% rise in shipments for System LSI.
As it stands, Samsung's Exynos chips are only found in Galaxy phones in certain parts of the world and select Meizu smartphones (Samsung's only client right now).
TSMC is the world's top contract chip manufacturer, followed by the likes of US -based Global Foundries, Taiwan-based UMC and Samsung.
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