Mobile World Congress

Qualcomm wins back Samsung semiconductor business

Qualcomm wins back Samsung semiconductor business

After a year on the sidelines, Qualcomm Inc. has won back the key semiconductor slot in Samsung Electronics Co.'s latest flagship smartphones.

The San Diego company said that its Snapdragon 820 processor will power Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones sold in select markets, such as the United States.

Samsung will use its own Exynos processor in Galaxy S7 models sold in South Korea and some other countries.

The announcement at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday was expected but still welcome news for Qualcomm. Samsung is the world's largest maker of Android handsets, shipping nearly 325 million devices last year, according to...