Samsung: We're working on 64-bit chips for this year

2014-Feb-28 | Tags: armsamsung

Start64!BARCELONA, Spain -- Samsung likely will join the 64-bit processor club this year, but it doesn't have the technology ready just yet, CNET has learned.

"64-bit is very important ... in the sense that there's a real demand, whether you need it or not," Kyushik Hong, vice president of marketing for Samsung's system LSI business, told CNET at Mobile World Congress here. "We are very actively working on it."

The Korean electronics giant not only builds mobile devices but also makes many of the chips that power those products. It's the world's largest maker of memory chips, and it's making a bigger push with its application processor line. Its Exynos chips show up in devices such as the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 3. However, Samsung lags some rivals in the market when it comes to the latest advancement in mobile chips -- 64-bit processing.