Reports are indicating that Apple may pull its ARM SoC Production from Samsung in 2012 and pass over the manufacture its ARM SoC “A6” processor to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).
Samsung produced both Apples A4 and A5 processors for Apples iPhone 4 and iPad. But now the relationship between the two companies has become a little strained after Apple launched a legal barrage against Samsung claiming the company has copied its designs for its own devices.
On Friday, Dan Heyler, a semiconductor analyst with Merrill Lynch in Taipei explained to the China-based Commercial Timesnewspaper, that TSMC will most likely be producing Apple’s “A6” processors, their next-generation ARM-based design, in 2012. As more information becomes available on Apples production changes surfaces we will keep you updated.
Source: Ars Technica
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