Apple is looking to distance itself from its chip-making partnership with Samsung, according to analysts.
“The Apple-Samsung relationship has deteriorated to such a poor point that they’re just looking to fill contractual obligations, then make a change,” said an inside source in the chip industry.
Gus Richard, a chip analyst at Piper Jaffray, also said that Apple is looking to move away from Samsung and partner-up with TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company).
“They’ll ramp down Samsung and ramp up TSMC. And some products will get some of one and some of the other,” said Richard.
Apple is speculated to be working with TSMC regarding a 20 nanometer chip for future devices.
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