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

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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14 Comments

1. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

11. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Indeed. And that's crazy

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

9. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Apple doesn't need Intel rather Intel needs Apple.

10. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

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

3. abbas1997

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

intel is good but u know apple sucks

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.

5. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sweet

7. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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

8. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

14. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

15. dilse

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

intel inside..iphone outside

16. mr.sammygalaxynote3

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 13, 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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