According to the latest report, the layoffs will be effective as of December 31 and will be considered a permanent decision. As for about 3000 employees currently stationed at the Samsung Austin manufacturing facility, company spokesperson Michele Glaze states that these people will not be a part of the layoff.Existing custom cores from Samsung will likely be used in future mid-range products. New high-end products will use ARM's performance cores.
Glaze also stated that the decision was taken in order to ensure Samsung’s future business practices remain competitive. As of right now, Qualcomm was making the superior silicon in terms of performance and reducing power draw, meaning that mobile devices from the company fueled by Exynos silicon would be a tad bit slower in various situations and consume more battery juice.
Via: WCCF Tech