Apple ditching Samsung in favor of TSMC for its A6/A6X processors in Q1 2013

Apple’s battle with Samsung is common knowledge by now, so it’s no surprise to hear that our favorite fruit company is looking to sever ties with its biggest competitor in every area possible. We’ve already seen evidence of Apple preferring Sharp, LG and AU Optronics for its display panels. The other main components produced by Sammy are the A-branded processors. According to a new report, that is soon to change.

From the first quarter of this year, A6 and A6X processors found in the iPhone 5 and 4th gen iPad will be produced by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company). It’s a surprise to many analysts who predicted it was more likely to occur during the second half of 2013.

Samsung – in the past – has relied on Apple a lot for profits made from manufacturing its components and displays. With Cupertino moving away from the Korean tech giant, it could mean Samsung will be standing much more on its own two feet. But, with the Galaxy lineup growing in popularity all the time, it shouldn’t be a major issue.

Via: AppAdvice

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  • jabombardier

    Not surprised. Why would they continue to work with who they are suing?