Rumor: Apple signs contract with TSMC for taking part soc-production




Rumor: Apple signs contract with TSMC for taking part soc-production

Apple has reportedly signed a contract with chip manufacturer TSMC to produce its socs for mobile devices. Nevertheless, Samsung would still remain the main producer of the Apple socs the coming years.

That reports The Wall Street Journal, which relies on sources at TSMC. Starting next year, the Taiwanese chip manufacturer start producing soc s for Apple, something that incidentally recently by Digitimes has also been reported . According to the American newspaper, however, Samsung remains the main supplier of Apple socs. According to The Wall Street Journal, the contract between TSMC and Apple this month are drawn.

It is likely that TSMC moment can not deliver enough. Processors Apple therefore remains dependent on the supply of Samsung, despite Apple and TSMC according to the American newspaper in talks since 2010. Probably TSMC into the picture when Apple moves to the A8-soc, while yet to come first. A7-soc From the A7-soc appeared this week on a photo.

Production of Apple SOCs has long been the subject of speculation. There appeared several times already rumors that Apple wants to get rid current producer and competitor Samsung. TSMC It was already mentioned as a possible alternative. However, it failed as yet to the company from Cupertino to take over production. Earlier there were already sounds out that Apple Samsung on the side would have pushed for the production of the upcoming A7-soc, but so this seems more nuanced.

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