Samsung being called upon by Apple for some A8 production?
posted by Alan F. / Sep 29, 2013, 10:25 PM
The hot news warming the chill from our hands Sunday evening, comes from The Korean Economic Daily. The report says that despite talk that TSMC would be handling the silicon chores for the production of the Apple A8 processor, Korean based Samsung will still be producing 30% to 40% of the Apple A8 chips that come out of the foundries. Apple might be playing it safe with the 20nm process involved and the gang in Cupertino might feel better with a name they trust (ironically) filling in the gaps.
Neither Apple nor Samsung has commented, so keep in mind that this, for now at least, is purely speculation.
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Thats why there so great::: Apple-X-Samsung
posted on Sep 29, 2013, 10:34 PM 0
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here they go again! day1: apple loves samsung. day 2: apple hates samsung. day 3: apple loves samsung again.
posted on Sep 29, 2013, 11:05 PM 6
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day 4: apple kisses samsung. day 5: samsung slaps apple..
posted on Sep 29, 2013, 11:09 PM 5
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Apple probably realized Samsung was the only company that had the resources to make them custom chips. It would be like them trying to break away from Intel or AMD or nvidia on their laptops/desktops and create their own chip/ pay someone to do it. When Intel/AMD/Nvidia are the only ones that could actually produce them a good x86 chip/graphics card.
posted on Sep 30, 2013, 12:02 AM 1
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By "only," you mean "30-40% of only," right? It sounds like they have their 60-70% locked up with TSMC.
posted on Sep 30, 2013, 5:34 AM 0
Its funny if samsung Stopped helping Apple, Apple would drop off the face of the earth but if Apple stopped helping the Samsung nothing would happen because Apple doesn't help anybody on the other hand I think if Apple and Samsung got together made a phone it would be pretty much the greatest phone ever as long as Apple was open for a little bit of open source
posted on Sep 30, 2013, 1:28 AM 1
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Only in corporate business can you try and put import blocks on your competitor, have a team (army) of lawyers suing each other over patents and other items AND work together where it makese business sense to outsource certain tasks. Gotta live business!
posted on Oct 08, 2013, 9:15 AM 0
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