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Apple's "Project Azalea" might be a TSMC-run chip foundry to replace Samsung as supplier

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:12

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...

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posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:39 5

1. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)

Great one. Get it a quad-core!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 11:13

8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

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 20 Dec 2012, 06:46 3

2. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

Apple can't live without Samsung, it's all rumors !

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 07:25 3

3. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)

Hush up, sure they can.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 07:41 4

4. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)

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 20 Dec 2012, 08:01

5. redmd (Posts: 1355; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

this could happen. and they will then sue tsmc lol

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 09:02

6. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

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 20 Dec 2012, 14:32

10. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Well they are planning to be supplying chips to samsung from 2020 onwards ... essentially copying samsung business model as that's the one that will succeed :D

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 10:03

7. reyenrique (Posts: 99; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


posted on 20 Dec 2012, 11:34

9. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

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 20 Dec 2012, 19:03

11. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Tim Cook just may bring Apple back to being an admirable company. Well done.

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