TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,997 Reviews & Articles | 38,719 News Posts
TRENDING NOW: Counter-Strike gamer live streams SWAT team breach into his room

ReportTT: Apple ditches Samsung for upcoming A7 processors

Apple reportedly sharing confidential details about A7 processors with TSMC

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Apr 10, 2013 9:03 pm

We've had several different reports since October of last year that Apple is planning on using TSMC for production of its next processor, thought to be the A7 line of processors. Apple has plenty of reason to avoid using Samsung for its microprocessor producing needs. Probably the main reason, Samsung is one of Apple's chief rivals.

 

TweakTown image news/2/9/29639_1_reporttt_apple_ditches_samsung_for_upcoming_a7_processors.jpg

 

The reports continue to stack up. This time it comes courtesy of the Korea Times who spoke with an executive as one of Samsung's local partners in Korea. According to the executive, Apple is "sharing confidential data" about its A7 processors with TSMC. They add that TSMC has started "ordering its contractors to supply equipment to produce Apple's next processors using a finer 20-nanometer level processing technology."

 

Of course, this doesn't mean that TSMC is the final choice. It does, however, appear to be a top contender. We'll let you know as soon as we have something concrete.

NEWS SOURCESKoreatimes.co.kr, Thenextweb.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Business, Financial & Legal news at our Business, Financial & Legal news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts
Check out TweakTown Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases