The South Korean giant closes a division specializing in modifying ARM processor cores for its own Exynos chipsets. As reported in the documents received by the Texas Labor Commission, the research center, which has about 290 Samsung employees, will stop its work on December 31 of this year. In the future, the company plans to completely switch to using ARM licensed cores for performance-related tasks.Samsung’s existing processor cores are likely to find use in future mid-range products. The decision was made to ensure the competitiveness of the business. Qualcomm currently makes excellent processors in terms of performance and low power consumption. Samsung admits that its Exynos chipsets are slower in certain scenarios and consume more power than competing solutions, which means that the gap between the Exynos 9830 and the Snapdragon 865 will only increase.Samsung’s already announced chipsets, including the Exynos 990, are likely to continue to use modified processor cores, while future developments will rely on ARM cores. Huawei has followed the same approach when developing the Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G chips. Samsung has invested about $ 17 billion in its research center in Austin. As for about 3 thousand employees of the company involved in production, they will remain on the ground, and the enterprise on the basis of which the center was created will continue its work. It is expected that in the near future the situation will improve due to cooperation with AMD.This means that Samsung is probably already creating a graphics processor, followed by the appearance of a gaming smartphone. According to rumors, the company is developing a new architecture and can use it both in mobile devices and in supercomputers.