As per reports Sony Mobile is mulling to be enter the mobile chipset business. The report by DigiTimes states that along with Sony, LG too will be introducing an own range of NUCLUN SoC.
Apparently Sony and LG are following the path created by Samsung, Apple and Huawei who made the SoC for their flagship devices in-house. This not only helps the smartphone makers to keep cost down but also tweak the cores as per requirements.
So for not much is known about the chipsets being developed by Sony, however the LG made NUCLUN 2 had reportedly made an appearance on GeekBench a few months back. As for records this isn't the first time LG is trying their hands on the chipset business. In fact they were even speculated to working on an Odin range of chipset a few year back.
However the chipset failed to make its way into the market. According to sources close to DigiTimes, Taiwanese IC design provider Global Unichip has landed up with AP development orders from Asia based handset vendors.
With Sony and LG entering the chipset business, mainstream vendors like Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum Communications will have tough times ahead in 2016. The move of Sony to enter the SoC business seems to be triggered by the success of Samsung's Exynos range of SoC. Samsung very recently has unveiled their latest gen Exynos 8890 SoC which is reported to be housed inside the Galaxy S7.