Three year deal would see Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company produce chips for the iPhone 6 and beyond.
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Apple reportedly inks chip deal with TSMC, further distances itself from Samsung

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A new report fromĀ DigitimesĀ claims that Apple has inked a three-year deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. According to the cited terms of the deal, TSCM would provide Apple with mobile processors for iPhone 6 and other devices to follow. Apple has previously sourced Samsung for CPU components, but the company continues to distance itself and reduce dependence on one of their biggest rivals.

TSMC, the world’s largest independent chip manufacturer, has already been tapped to provide the A7 processor to be included in the upcoming iPhone 5S. The new deal would also see the fabrication house produce Apple’s A8, A9, and A9X using a 20nm, 16nm, and 10nm process respectively. The three chips are expected to power the next three generations of Apple’s mobile devices, starting in 2014 and extending to 2016.

[via Digitimes]



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