TSMC Begins Shipping Processors To Apple For Use In iPhones, iPads

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Apple has taken another step in reducing their reliance on Samsung by starting to accept shipments of processors from chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). The shipments were part of a deal struck between Apple and TSMC last year, one that ends a reliance on Samsung who had been the single source of chips used in both iPhones and iPads. The agreement between the two companies is expected to include work on next generation chips, which could include the A9. … [Read more...]

Report: Samsung To Supply Chips for New iPhones Starting In 2015

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Apple has reportedly entered into a contract agreement with Samsung who will supply next generation A9 chips for new iPhones produced in mid-2015. The two companies have had a contentious relationship with an array of patent related courtroom battles. Last year Apple reportedly moved to TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) as the chip supplier for the A6 used in the iPhone 5, in a splintering of the relationship between these two companies. Since 2007, Apple has relied on Samsung for a number of components used in iOS devices. … [Read more...]