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RumorTT: Apple said to be looking to TSMC for A7 processor

Apple said to be using TSMC for upcoming A7 processor, looking to ditch Samsung's fabs
By: Trace Hagan | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Mar 14, 2013 8:33 pm

We just can't get enough Apple rumors around here and there seems to be no way to stop them from floating around. The latest rumor out of the rumor mill is that Apple is turning to TSMC for their next processor. According to DigiTime's sources, TSMC will be taping out the processor sometime this month.




We're always a bit wary of what DigiTimes reports, but it does make some sense. We've heard rumors that Apple is looking to move away from rival Samsung's fabs. We've also heard rumors that the next iPhone, the iPhone 5S, could be launching as soon as June. The A7 would likely be ready for commercial products in early 2014, meaning we could see it in the iPhone 6.


TSMC is said to be expanding production capabilities at 14-fab, investing around $16.87 billion. Sources added that this is where they expect the Apple A7 to be produced. We'll keep our eyes out for more A7 news and bring anything worthwhile to your attention.

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