Apple Signs Deal with TSMC For Its Processors

  • To replace Samsung
  • Patent infringement law suites
  • Starts in 2014

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Apple has just signed a deal with Taiwanese semiconductor company TSMC to build the mobile processors that will go into its line of iOS devices.

  • To replace Samsung
  • Patent infringement law suites
  • Starts in 2014

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Apple has just signed a deal with Taiwanese semiconductor company TSMC to build the mobile processors that will go into its line of iOS devices.

TSMC will start building chips for Apple in 2014 and will effectively replace Samsung as the Cupertino company’s main supplier of chips for its mobile products. Samsung has long been providing Apple with the components for its mobile phones and tablets just before the messy patent infringement lawsuits began.

According to the WSJ, the two companies had been in talks since 2010, but it was only this year that the deal pushed through after TSMC resolved issues with its chips not meeting Apple’s speed and performance standards.

Currently, Apple is already sourcing out the displays, RAM and flash memory to other firms. With the TSMC deal already in place, Apple may now free itself from reliance to Samsung as a provider of components.

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