Exynos line of CPU from Samsung

Samsung has sent out a press release about something we all love -- fast CPUs for mobile products.  They will be changing the name of their product line to "Exynos" -- from the Greek smart (exypnos) and green (prasinos).  This fits in well with their new strategy of producing powerful, yet energy efficient processors for mobile devices. 

An interesting fact from the press release is that the chip we've all been calling the Orion will be the first chip with the new name, the Exynos 4210.  It's a dual-core beast clocked at 1 GHz, scheduled to begin production next month.  This puts a bit of a damper on hopes to see it in devices like the Galaxy S 2 soon, but if they can provide the performance they have hinted at yet keep power requirements low to conserve battery, it will be worth waiting for.  Read the full press release after the break. [Businesswire]

Samsung Assigns New Nomenclature to Application Processor Family
SEOUL, Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced a new brand name for its application processor family. Exynos will be applied to Samsung’s application processors, which are designed to power mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
“Application processors for the mobile market are one of the flagship products in our semiconductor business,” said Seh-Woong Jeong, executive vice president of marketing, System LSI Division, Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to introduce the brand name of Exynos for Samsung’s application processor family. As consumers demand more from their mobile products, Samsung’s Exynos chips will be the power inside enabling the coolest HD multi-media features with even longer battery life.”
Exynos associates Samsung’s “smart and green” strategy adopted by its semiconductor devices and solutions developed specifically to support the stringent performance and power requirements of mobile devices. Smart refers to high-performance aspect and Green represents low power features of Samsung’s application processors. Exynos originates from the Greek words smart (exypnos) and green (prasinos).
The new naming system will be first applied to the dual core processor codenamed Orion, which was announced in September 2010. Carrying the name Exynos 4210, Samsung’s powerful 1GHz dual-core application processor is scheduled for production next month.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 174,000 people in 193 offices across 66 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.


Reader comments

Samsung announces the Exynos line of CPUs


Comparing a software development team to the processor engineers is ridiculous. Samsung makes phenomenal processors.

It is NOT when they're using these chips but not updating the software to use the full potential of the chips!

It's like having a 5 ton AC compressor. for your home, but with a controller that can only allow the temps to be set at 80 degs! Yes the compressor can turn your home into an ice box, but the damn controller won't allow it to do what it can!

Agreed. Enough bitching already - suck it up and root your phone.

One of the best things about Android is the absolutely awesome development community out there. I knew about Sammy's update issues when I got my Epic, but bottom line is their mobile hardware is top notch. So I got my Epic, rooted it, flashed Quantum rom and now I have both a wonderful AMOLED screen and froyo. If you know enough to poke around this website and the forums, you should know enough to root your phone and flash your own ROMs.


they sure love to push out new phones and get they're profits up...

but fail to properly update and maintain its CURRENT line of phones most ppl are under 2 year contracts for..

samsung has been NOTORIOUS for not maintaining its current crop of phones..

thats just a fact.

anyone that buys a sammy is a fool.

You took a chance and got the update. Good for you.

Unfortunately, there is a country called AMERICA that didn't get the update that quickly. (And people think Americans are self-centered?)

Yes, some people got it earlier than others; but, America is a huge market (that is inarguable) and it took much longer for the updates (with many carriers not receiving the update). If you can't get an update to a major market like the US then it is still a FAILURE.

Samsung has to recode for every different carrier but it should not have taken them 6-8 months to do so. The carriers DID NOT hold the update for that long. They have no incentive to hold these updates. Why would the carriers just hold the updates? So they can get endless emails about froyo? The US carriers are very competitive with one another -- they would do anything to get an upper hand(such as releasing an update first).

Exynos = FAIL
Orion = WIN

Seriously, Orion just sounds so much better than Exynos. Now I'm sure the processor performance is going to be great, I'm just commenting on the name it self.

That does sound about right, the reason is that AMOLEDs get pretty dismal battery life when producing whites, yellows, etc. Google really needs to get a white on black internet browser out already.


Recently got Froyo on Fascinate and I really do love what they have done with it, but the fact that they took months to fix a GPS problem and how wireless tethering doesn't work, on top of months of delays...yeah never buying another Sammy phone even if they have the best processor.

Umm you do all realize that most of you have samsung components in your phone so you can say SAMSUNG NEVER AGAIN all you want meanwhile you are buying their products.

No body is saying the hardware they make is bad. Samsung just needs to get out of the finished consumer product business if they don't plan on supporting the consumer.

samsung should ONLY be a mobile chips and mobile displays suplier to other mobile phone makers that's all they should do, no more no less. because they suck at everything else that involves mobile phone,from software interface to customer service and OS update.

The galaxy S phones captivate, vibrant, fascinate are all horrible. The only other one I tried was the EPIC 4g and it seemed to function better, but I only tried it briefly. My friends have some of the other phones and they all are laggy and run like crap.