Apple looking to move chip production from Samsung to TSMC?

Apple looking to move chip production from Samsung to TSMC?

Looks like that legal battle between Apple and Samsung will get an “epilogue in the chip making business” with Cupertino-based company apparently looking to move its chip production from the Korean company to TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.)

It is said that existing chips, including the A6 and A6X, will continue to be made in Samsung’s factories but the next product’s production (A7) will be moved to Taiwan.

This, of course, is still a rumor and as they say it – nothing is confirmed until it’s confirmed. On the other hand, it makes perfect sense for Apple to break ties with the company it’s suing all around the world.

Samsung, on its end, will benefit from the potential (or that’s certain?) success of the new Galaxy S4, but will also look for other companies to compensate for the lost business with certain sources claiming they’re pitching Nvidia as we speak.

The upcoming A7 chip will power the next generation of Apple’s mobile products that will be unveiled in 2014.

[Via: AppleInsider]

  • PeterSteinbeck

    That makes perfect sense – why give them your business when you sue them…

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