03/10/2014, The A8 is believed to be the 64-bit processor that Apple is going to use for its 2014 crop of mobile devices, which basically includes new iPhones, new iPads and even the new iPod touch. There have been a lot of contradictory reports about who gets to mass produce the A8 processor. Samsung’s name has come up multiple times in the past, primarily because it has been a major supplier […]
03/05/2014, Apple is yet to release a new mobile device in this year, and its expected that this isn’t going to happen at least until the second half of the year. That’s because usually Apple launches new mobile devices in the last few months of the year, as evidently seen in 2013 with the launch of new iPads and iPhones. 2014′s crop of Apple mobile devices is expected to come with […]
12/18/2013, 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. […]
10/14/2013, It was recently reported that Samsung is developing new mobile chipsets based on the 20nm manufacturing process. These chips would have offered better performance and efficiency as compared to existing 28nm chips. Rumor has it that Samsung might skip the 20nm manufacturing process altogether and instead adopt the 14nm processor straight from the existing 28nm. The reason why Samsung is making this decision, according to Korean DDaily News, is because it […]
09/29/2013, Time and time again it has been rumored that Apple is looking to shift its chip manufacturing business away from Samsung. Rumors about this possibility were in circulation prior to the launch of the company’s new iPhones as well, which run on chips made by the company’s rival. The South Korean giant has long remained one of the biggest manufacturers of processors for Apple. A Korean newspaper reports that the A8 […]
06/30/2013, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has reportedly signed a deal with Apple to produce processors for its mobile devices. Mass production is said to start from early next year.
06/24/2013, According to a new report Apple has roped in TSMC for three years to develop its 20nm A8, 16nm A9 and 10nm A9X processors for next generation iOS devices.
04/02/2013, We’ve all heard the rumors at how Apple is looking to reduce their dependence on Samsung for their components, namely Apple’s AX chipset which is currently being manufactured by the South Korean company. This is due to an ongoing lawsuit between both companies in which both sides allege that the other party has infringed upon one of their patents. Regardless, a fresh set of rumors has emerged and according to […]
03/18/2013, It has long been rumored that Apple is looking to move away from Samsung as the manufacturer of their AX chipsets, and if the reports are to be believed, Apple’s A7 chipset could be made by TSMC. It is unknown if all of the A7 chipsets will be handled by TSMC (rumors suggest that 10% could be made by Intel), or if only a portion of it as Apple gradually […]
01/16/2013, Adding more weight to the rumors, DigiTimes is reporting that TSMC is getting ready to develop an integrated AP/ GPU solution for the Cupertino-based technology giant, Apple. According to Digitimes Research analyst Nobunaga Chai, TSMC will be using its 20nm SoC process technology for the purported AP/ GPU solution. Additionally, backing up our previous report, Chai also believes that TSMC is already working on engineering samples of Apple’s A6X chips […]
01/02/2013, Adding to the string of rumors is a report from Taiwan’s Commercial Times saying that TSMC will soon begin making microchips for Apple. The report also claims that Apple is beginning to reduce manufacturing contracts with its fierce South Korean rival, Samsung. According to the financial newspaper, TSMC has been contacted by Apple to manufacture the A6X chip for the Cupertino-based technology giant’s iPad tablet, with trial production set to […]
12/27/2012, With the deteriorating relationship between Apple and Samsung, it is becoming increasingly common to hear about Apple looking to source the manufacturing of their AX chipsets from manufacturers that aren’t Samsung. So far we’ve heard rumors that Intel could be picking up the slack, and we’ve also heard that TSMC is a strong candidate, and here to add to the list is another Taiwanese chip maker, Unimicron. Word has it […]
12/19/2012, About a week ago, we reported that according to rumors, Apple could be looking to build their own chips in New York. This would be a departure from Samsung who currently manufactures Apple’s AX chipsets in Texas, and according to a report by The Oregonian, it seems that Oregon might be interested in competing with New York to house the 3.2 million square foot facility which is said to employ […]
12/13/2012, For those unfamiliar, Apple’s A-series of processors are currently built by Samsung in a Texas fabrication facility, although given Apple and Samsung’s degrading relationship what with the lawsuits and all, there has been plenty of rumors suggesting that Apple could ditch Samsung as a chip manufacturer. The rumors have suggested that TSMC could be a candidate to build Apple’s chips, while not too long ago reports have indicated that Apple […]