30 Sep '13, 8am

TSMC to cover 60-70% of Apple A8 chip production, says report

TSMC to cover 60-70% of Apple A8 chip production, says report Amy Fan, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 30 September 2013] 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. TSMC is expected to cover 60-70% of total production for the A8, while Samsung will remain a contract manufacturer responsible for the remaining 30-40%, the report said. 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. Samsung recently stepped up the development of its 20nm process node, a September 23 report quoted industry sources as saying. Samsung is looking to star...

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