So now there’s going to be Samsung AP chips in iOS devices? The Korea Times is reporting that Apple selected Samsung over TSMC. How ironic after the global patent infringement wars that have gone on between Apple and Samsung.
Samsung Electronics agreed with Apple to produce application processors (APs) from next year for iPhones and iPads, sources said Monday.
Samsung has indicated that it will produce some sample 14 nm chips for an unidentified customer and they plan to produce the production quantities of the AP chips beginning next year. The Korean Times report says Samsung will start manufacturing the chips early next year in its South Korean plant and plans to expand production to the Samsung’s Austin, Texas facility and a Global Foundries New York plant in the coming year.