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Samsung producing A6 chip for future Apple iOS devices

By Shawn Knight · 12 replies
Oct 17, 2011
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  1. Samsung will be producing the A6 quad-core mobile chip for future Apple iOS devices. It was believed that Apple had signed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) last…

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    When you're using cores that are mostly designed by Samsung(minus ARM obviously designing the base Cortex-A?) you don't have much of a choice.
  3. Hopefully this time samsung have the bull by the balls, or maybe they are to stupid to not crush apple´s plans
  4. soliozuz

    soliozuz TS Rookie

    I would laugh if these chips failed within a month as Samsung's way of getting back at them.
  5. That would has astronomical financial consequences for them...
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    All depends on how the contract is written. A deal is only as good as the contract that accompanies it.

    As a savvy businessman once said: "Advantage Burns!"
  7. Inside iPhone 4S
    - A5 Application Processor: Samsung
    - IPS/Retina Display: LG
    - Dram/Sram Memory: Samsung
    - Battery: Samsung SDI
    - MLCC(Multi Layer Ceramcic Condenser): Samsung
    - Chip Varistor: Amotech (Korea)
    - FC(Flexible Circuitry): Interflex (Korea)

    Your move, Apple.
  8. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    The old "keep your friends close and your enemies closer"
  9. chaboi390

    chaboi390 TS Rookie Posts: 83

    Couldn't put it better myself :)
  10. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,042   +793

    So basically, the businesses are working together fine but the legal departments were bored so they thought "let's have a court battle across several countries and lets see who win" and samsungs legal team said "hell yeah!".

    While the directors of the companies are like "so this is why we have a legal team?!".
  11. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,456   +1,735

    Apple + Samsung = Keep your friends close, and your enemy closer :)
  12. Apple is the smallest player in town in mobile phones world and just want's to turn Samsung which is pretty much the biggest player into becoming his *****. So the little guy Apple want's to control the big guy Samusung and want's to transform it into it's SLAPPING ***** or CHIP COW that do only and whatever Apple wants.
    Samsung would be a fool if it let this happen and would have a serious attitude problem if it doesn't slap back Apple where it hurts it the most.
  13. SammyJames

    SammyJames TS Enthusiast Posts: 167

    This is weirder than Tandy building Atari 400 units back in the 1980s. Weirder by several powers of magnitude.

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