“Chip suppliers involved in the supply chain of the Apple Watch are gearing up to start production for the upcoming wearable device, according to industry sources,” Cage Chao and Jessie Shen report for DigiTimes.
“Orders for chips for the Apple Watch, set to debut in early 2015, are estimated at 30-40 million units, the sources indicated,” Chao and Shen report.
Apple Watch will feature a custom-designed chip, the Apple S1. Apple has integrated many subsystems into one remarkably compact module, which is then completely encapsulated in resin to protect the electronics from the elements, impact, and wear. Configuring an entire computer system on a single chip is an industry first and represents a singular feat of engineering and miniaturization.
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