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Samsung, TSMC and Intel, in the fight to make the Apple A7 chip

That Apple wants to leave Samsung as a component supplier forever is a fact. The problem is that the demand for Apple components is so great, no other manufacturer can keep up. That’s why Californians have decided to gradually separate themselves from the Koreans by choosing Intel and TSMC as manufacturers of part of the new A7 processors.

Another rumour is coming out about the new iPhone, and this time it would have to do with its processor: the Apple A7. In fact, yesterday we told you that the Apple TV’s redesigned A5 chip was still being made by Samsung despite the rumours.

Samsung, TSMC and Intel, in the fight to make the Apple A7 chipSamsung, TSMC and Intel, in the fight to make the Apple A7 chip

According to DigiTimes, Intel is also in the running, and would be responsible for 10% of the A7’s production. In the case of Samsung, they will also have half of the production, so there would be iPhone with processors manufactured by TSMC, Samsung or Intel, indistinctly. Gradually, the Koreans are becoming more and more disassociated from the iPhone. The problem is that Apple’s production levels are so high that smaller manufacturers have yet to expand their production lines to meet demand, so Apple still needs Samsung.

Thus, we find ourselves with TSMC as the second largest manufacturer of the Apple A7, which could expand its production over time.

There was some talk some time ago that Apple was testing with TSMC to make the A6X processor for the iPad, but it seems that they couldn’t meet the demand and Cupertino’s returned to Samsung as a safe bet.

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