Apple has relied on Samsung in the past to mass produce processors for its iPhones but it shifted its entire production run to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. or TSMC a couple of years ago. Samsung has thus been out of Apple’s processor supply chain but if a new report is to be believed, the company is trying hard to win orders for the company’s next chip which will presumably be called the A13.
Samsung reportedly wants to win A13 chip manufacturing orders from Apple in 2019 and is said to be going “full throttle” on the development of InFO (integrated fan-out) packaging technology. The report also mentions that Samsung is ahead of TSMC in production using 7-nanometer extreme ultraviolet lithography or EUV process.
TSMC’s latest InFO technology is said to have secured verification from Apple and the latter is said to have already placed orders for its A12 chips that will over the iOS devices that it releases this year.
Samsung is believed to have dropped its order quotes by up to 20 percent in a bid to make its offering more attractive for customers, including Apple, but it has reportedly seen “little response.” Samsung is thus expected to focus the initial use of EUV process technology on the chips that will go into the Galaxy S10 next year before it decides to leverage the technology for orders from external customers.