Qualcomm is a well known chipset manufacturer. High-end smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S III LTE and HTC One X LTE use Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset. However the demand of Qualcomm chipsets exceeds production capacity
The big chipset manufacturer said to BBC that it can’t fulfill all of manufacturers’ orders. But Qualcomm is trying to produce chipsets as many as it can.
Qualcomm has contracted some company to produce Qualcomm chipsets, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing. Qualcomm says that currently it has four companies producing 28nm Qualcomm chips. Samsung, one of Qualcomm’s competitors, also produces Snapdragon chipsets.
The shortage of Qualcomm Snapdragon will affect the production of smartphones using Snapdragon chipset.