Apple To Switch To TSMC Processors in Devices



 
     

Apple v Samsung, we’ve all heard about it, and it seems Apple has taken one of the first and biggest initatives to decease the 2 companies relationship.

Apple is reportedly in talks with TSMC, which is a Taiwanese chip producer, and will be switching from using Samsung processors. A Citigroup analyst is reporting that Apple and TSMC will work exclusively, and TSMC will be the new provider of all Apple quad-core processors.

CENS, or China Economic News Service has the scoop:

Citigroup Global Markets’ market research fellow, J.T. Hsu, pointed out that Apple began verifying TSMC’s 20nm process in August this year and may begin risk production in November with the process. Volume production is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2013, raising the possibility that TSMC will hike capital expenditure to US$11-12 billion in 2013 and 2014.

We’re interested to see if we’ll see TSMC chips within next year’s devices. Are you surprised that Apple is moving away from Samsung? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Kieran

    Quad core? So basically chips from now on? As in the iPad 4 and iPhone 5S will be quad core processors?