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Apple taps new foundry partner, says report

Posted: 18 Feb 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Apple-TSMC foundry partnership? A4 processor? ARM-based chips?

Has Apple found a new foundry partner?

The Digitimes reports that Apple is keen on tapping Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (TSMC) to take over production of its A4 processor and other ARM-based chips

At present, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd is Apple's foundry partner. There are also reports that Apple is sourcing $7.8 billion in parts from Samsung.

But on the other hand, Apple and Samsung are rivals in handsets, tablet PCs and computers. Some think Apple should build its own fab.

- Mark LaPedus
??EE Times

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