Apple's "Project Azalea" might be a TSMC-run chip foundry to replace Samsung as supplier
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 20, 2012, 6:12 AM
TSMC, as it is the only other chip producer, besides Intel, that can eventually deliver Apple's quality and yield demands.The Azalea foundry is allegedly being shopped to New York, California and Texas too, and will present itself in a 3.2 million square feet factory, employing a thousand of highly skilled semiconductor engineers. The foundry operator is expected to be
Oregon has a lot of experience with chip manufacturers, and is providing them with billions in incentives, plus Apple has a data center there already. The move from Samsung to TSMC is rumored to begin as soon as the second quarter of 2013, so that Cupertino has its ducks in a row when the contract with Samsung ends next year.
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Great one. Get it a quad-core!
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 6:39 AM 5
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yup but by that time there will be octa-core devices on other platforms! Ditchin sammy has been a bad move by Apple...they made a lot of bad decisions this year...and that shows in their sales figures and the bad qaultiy of 2012 product line
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 11:13 AM 0
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Beware TSMC. If you give up Qualcomm and Nvidia for apple, you are gonna be in a huge trouble. And two days later apple will say that they will produce their chips themselves.
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 7:41 AM 4
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So is apple going to like use the factory then for 2 weeks in February then close it the rest of the year? :)
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 9:02 AM 0
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Good news for Americans all in all. With samsung or without samsung, the one who wins will be americans. I am not american or Apple fan, but lately, I am seeing few good moves by Tim Cook. Something, that a humble man can take, which steve jobs wasn't. Am glad Apple is finally making few right moves.
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 11:34 AM 0
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