“Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will handle the majority of the manufacturing for Apple’s next-generation A8 processors, and the remainder will go to Samsung Electronics, according to a report published by Hankyung in Korea,” Amy Fan and Jessie Shen report for DigiTimes.
“TSMC is expected to cover 60-70% of total production for the A8,” Fan and Shen report, “while Samsung will remain a contract manufacturer responsible for the remaining 30-40%, the report said.”
Fan and Shen report, “Samsung has been the sole supplier of processors for Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices. The new 64-bit A7 chip in Apple’s recently-announced iPhone 5s continues to be manufactured by Samsung.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: If true — and this is DigiTimes covering a Korean report (likely to be Samsung-controlled, like the rest of the country) we’re talking about here — then why did Samsung seem to be completely blindsided by the 64-bitness of Apple’s A7?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill” for the heads up.]
After its disastrous Exynos 5 Octa, Samsung may have lost Apple’s 64-bit A7 powerhouse to TSMC – September 14, 2013
Samsung: Uh, someday our phones will have 64-bit processors, too – September 12, 2013