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Intel to produce a batch of Apple's next A7 chipset generation

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Intel to produce a batch of Apple's next A7 chipset generation
Hot on the heels of Intel cosying up to Apple for chip production comes the report that actually 10% of the A7 chip for the next iPhone and iPad generations might be coming from ChipZilla.

Apple is moving away from Samsung with the fabrication of its mobile processors for reasons not hard to fathom, but the bulk of its orders should be going to the giant TSMC foundry.

Still, where there's smoke, there's fire, and Intel is the 800-pound gorilla in the chip business, so it wouldn't be surprising if they get a trial run of at least some part of the A7 batches, since it is unlikely TSMC would be able to churn all of it, given Apple's sales volumes.

source: Digitimes

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posted on 12 Mar 2013, 08:43 2

1. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


So intel will be making ARM chips.......

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:13

11. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Indeed.
And that's crazy

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 08:43

2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


See, Apple? You are very lucky to have Intel with you, stop doing stupid things like SUING...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:16 2

9. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Apple doesn't need Intel rather Intel needs Apple.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:52 4

10. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


Neither company needs the other but they could both possibly benefit from each other. Not every story has a hero.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:46

12. lyndon420 (Posts: 1688; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


In another year or 2 apple will be very needy...unless they stop screwing with their partners and stop trying to patent the universe for products they will most likely never make.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 15:28

13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3224; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The only thing apple needs is real competition.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 08:47 2

3. abbas1997 (Posts: 7; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


intel is good but u know apple sucks

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 08:53 3

4. nikenturd (unregistered)


Intel is a behemoth...but why do they lag so much in terms of smartphone/ tablet technology? with their power and resources they couldve easily topped the mobile arena.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 09:02

5. imkyle (Posts: 970; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I'd be curious to see a quad core processor from them in a Nexus Device.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 09:05

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sweet

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 09:23

7. TylerGrunter (Posts: 864; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Will that mean that they'll use two technologies then?
Cause TSMC uses 28nm, while Intel uses 32nm and 22nm... I wonder which one will they use in the new chip, cause the 10% getting it can end up being either a bit unlucky or extremelly lucky :D

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:10

8. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Since they are making the chips for Apple, and not their own products, I would have to assume they would use whatever Apple ask for.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 17:16

14. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


what wait... so the next gen of iPad will use x86 architecture?

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 04:07

15. dilse (Posts: 24; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


intel inside..iphone outside

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 09:31

16. mr.sammygalaxynote3 (Posts: 15; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


It doesn't change the fact..Apple always get sliced.....I think if Apple work with Intel doesn't make any growth of Apple,Apple will find other company like Nvidia Tegra cause Apple just want to race in Gigahert with Samsung and Motorola.....

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