“Apple may move beyond designing silicon and actually build its own mobile chips, rather than relying entirely on third-party suppliers like Samsung or TSMC, a new rumor claims,” AppleInsider reports.
“Apple’s alleged buy-in to an unnamed chip fabrication plant is not a ‘trivial’ investment, a report published Friday by SemiAccurate claims,” AppleInsider reports. “The full report remains hidden behind a $1,000-per-year paywall, but tags accompanying the story may reveal Apple’s rumored mystery partner: United Microelectronics Corporation.”
AppleInsider reports, “UMC is a Taiwan-based chipmaker that has been around since 1980 and currently trades on the New York Stock Exchange. The company’s name has been connected to Apple rumors in the past, but none at the scale of building CPUs for the iPhone maker.”
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MacDailyNews Note: The original article, “Exclusive: Apple has a fab, will make their own chips” has been pulled without explanation over at SemiAccurate.