There has been a lot of talk about Apple wanting to end its reliance upon Samsung. The Korean company provides components as well as manufactures mobile chips for a number of Apple’s products. Similar companies have not been able to fully rival Samsung’s technology, production capacity or even prices, which is why Apple is having to stick with it even though both companies are almost always daggers drawn in court. According to a new Digitimes report, TSMC might start easing into Apple’s mobile chip supply chain next year and move up in 2015.
Apple is expected to transition to the 14nm fabrication process in 2015 for its A9 chip. As per the report, Samsung will only handle 30 to 40 percent of the production of those chips, rest will all be taken care of by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company or TSMC. TSMC has already confirmed its deal with Apple to manufacture processors, it has been rumored to be involved in manufacturing right now, however there have been numerous reports of production bottlenecks, perhaps that is why almost all of the new iOS devices Apple released this year were mostly powered by chips manufactured by Samsung. Digitimes is known for its hit or miss track record when it comes to rumors from the supply chain, so take the usual grain of salt.