“Samsung Electronics is likely to put off the construction of a new logic fabrication facility dubbed Line-17, due to the possibility of losing a portion of orders for Apple’s next-generation application chips, according to industry sources,” Josephine Lien and Jessie Shen report for DigiTimes.

“Samsung will no longer be the sole supplier of Apple-designed chips that power the iPhone and iPad devices, the sources indicate,” Lien and Shen report. “The anticipated drop in orders from Apple has prompted Samsung to consider slowing the pace of its logic-IC capacity expansion.”

Lien and Shen report, “TSMC with its 20nm process technology will likely secure its first chip orders from Apple, the sources believe. TSMC is scheduled to enter trial production on its 20nm process node in early 2013, the sources said.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Hey, Samsung, was all of your thievery worth it?

Hopefully considerably more pain is in store for Samsung.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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