Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Apple to use Samsung processor chips in 2015
The news reported yesterday in the Korea Economic Daily is quickly spreading through the trade press. According the report,Samsung Electronics will supply mobile application processors (AP) to Apple Inc. starting in 2015. The AP constitutes the "brains" of Apple's iPhone. Samsung Electronics will reportedly supply 14 nano A9 chips that will be used for Apple's iPhone 7. Samsung Electronics had supplied the AP to Apple since 2007 but lost the contract to supply 20 nano AP A8 chips to Apple to Taiwan's TSMC last year in the midst of patent disputes with Apple. Samsung Electronics developed state-of-the-art 14 nano models ahead of its rival TSMC, regaining the order from Apple.