Trial Manufacturing of Apple A6 Processors Begins | Mac Rumors

Reuters reports that Taiwanese manufacturer TSMC has already started a trial manufacturing of the A6 system-on-chip for Apple, Inc.

Apple has been reported to be shifting its chip manufacturing from Samsung to a “non-competititor” such as TSMC. Whether TSMC actually wins the contract from Apple will depend on their ability to produce a high enough yield of the A6 processors.

TSMC has got all the authorization and details ready. Whether Apple puts in a formal order will depend on the yield rate,” the source said.

Such a shift to TSMC would be a significant loss to Samsung. Apple has become Samsung’s biggest customer with over $7.8 billion in product contracts this year. The two companies, however, have had an increasingly uneasy relationship with lawsuits and accusations that Samsung has been copying Apple’s iPhone and iPad products.

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TSMC Begins Trial Manufacturing of Apple A6 Processors – Mac Rumors.

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