Apple Reportedly Dumping Samsung In Favor Of TSMC

The relationship that Apple and Samsung is sharing is akin to a love-hate relationship. You’ll see these two technology giants fight in court on any given day, and tomorrow, they’re back working on their mutualistic professional relationship once again. But after the “trial of the century” in August that resulted in a one billion-dollar decision in favor of Apple, the relationship has gone from bad to worse. We previously wrote about the rumor that Samsung is increasing the pricing of its processors. Although Samsung has denied the reports, the possibility remains.

Today, DigiTimes is reporting that Apple is beginning to veer its contracts away from Samsung in favor of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacture Company or TSMC. According to the publication, TSMC is reportedly worried about its production capability because of Apple’s CPU orders. Industry sources told DigiTimes that TSMC, now the world’s largest independent semiconductor foundry, will start producing chips for Apple’s next iOS devices in 2013. Sources added that TSMC will need at least more than 200,000 12-inch wafers ready to satisfy the huge demand from Apple.

Read more about Samsung and TSMC.

Take action: Like | G+ | Tweet | Pin | User Comments

You May Also Like

Find Out If Your iPhone 6s Has The TSMC Or Samsung-Made A9 Chip

Apple’s TSMC-made A9 SoC Reportedly Provides A Longer Battery Life

TSMC Could Begin A9 Mass Production This Month

Foxconn CEO Lobbying For TSMC To Produce Apple’s A9 Chipset

TSMC Rumored To Produce 70% Of Apple’s A9/A9X Chipsets This Year

Samsung To Produce 75% Of Apple's A9 Chipsets [Rumor]

TSMC Now Said To Lead The Charge On Apple's A9 Processor [Rumor]

Apple Taps Samsung To Produce Majority Of A-Series Chips From 2015

Most Shared

The Sega Saturn Has Finally Been Cracked After 20 Years

Lady Advertises Herself As A Pokemon GO Trainer For $20 An Hour

Samsung Galaxy Wide Officially Announced

LG To Restructure Mobile Division Following Poor LG G5 Sales

HTC ‘Marlin’ Nexus Specs Leaked

Some OnePlus 3 Users Complaining Of Yellowish Smudge On Their Screens

It Looks Like China Ripped Off Super Smash Bros. As Well

id Software Explains Why Quake Champions Is A PC-Only Game

Man Sues Apple For $10bn Alleging iOS Devices Infringed On His Ideas

Game Of Thrones Confirmed To Have 13 Episodes Left In The Series

Blizzard Wants To Help Combat Harassment On Twitch

Russian Embassy Tweets Image From Command & Conquer To Warn Of Terrorism

Fans Want Help Raising $20 Million To ‘Fix Dorne’ In Game Of Thrones

Hyperloop One’s First Public Speed Test Is A Success

Apple Hit With $2.8 Billion Lawsuit Over iMessage & FaceTime

Alleged iPhone 7 Dummy Unit Photo Surfaces