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Samsung increases Apple chip production by 20%

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Samsung has allegedly increased the price of its mobile processors by 20 percent for the A-series chips used to power Apple's iOS devices.

A6 and A6X chips are custom designs from Apple’s chip team, but Samsung serves as the foundry for manufacturing the chips used throughout Apple's iOS device lineup.

Apple is attempting to loss the grip of their competitor/partner by trying to move their chip production to TSMC, but so far these attempts didn’t succeeded, so they were forced to accept the price change for the time being.

And they have hired former Samsung chip designer Jim Mergard, who also designed and developed chips for AMD for 16 years, and with regards for their LCD panels they are adding new suppliers to its pool of display panel partners, including Sharp and LG, while continue to use Samsung panels in its latest products

Samsung is expected to build a total of 200 million chips for Apple this year. The companies have allegedly signed a long-term supply contract through 2014.


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