Samsung is slowly about to lose out on one of its major revenue streams if Apple manages to ahead with its plan. According to Korean daily Hankyung, Apple is gearing up to make Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) its main source for chip manufacturing.…Read More »
According to The Korea Economic Daily, Apple has just signed a contract with Samsung which will have the two companies working together to manufacture the next-generation of A-series chips for use in iOS devices:
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Samsung Electronics had supplied the AP [application processor] to Apple since 2007 but lost the contract to supply 20 nano AP A8 chips to Apple to Taiwan’s TSMC last year when it was engaged in patent disputes with Apple.
Since in the inception of iDevices, Samsung has been the company Apple has turned to fabricate CPUs for its devices. Despite the high profile dispute between Samsung’s mobile division and Apple in courts around the world, Apple and Samsung’s semiconductor division have had a multi-billion-per-year relationship for the past few years.…Read More »
According to The EETimes, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is contemplating on building a new factory in either New York or Oregon with the project being called “Azalea.” Another report out of The Oregonian says that officials in New York and Oregon may be competing to attract a large manufacturing company that goes by another code name — you guessed it, Azalea.…Read More »