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The Apple A8 ‘fab’ enigma: Is it TSMC, Samsung, or both?

Samsung made the A7 processor. Who's making the A8?

Samsung made the A7 processor. That’s making the A8?

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Something is particular regarding Apple’s next-gen processor. Both Taiwan Semiconductor Production Co. and Samsung claim they’re making it.

On Monday, Samsung laid claim to its participation, baseding on a report from ZDNet Korea.

Samsung has actually authorized a “foundry” agreement with Apple for A8 production, the report shared.

Yet hang around. Recently, we heard that TSMC had the A8 in the bag.

Stand by once again. Previously this month, a chip industry professional mentioned to CNET that Samsung was still really entailed in making chips for Apple, though he didn’t make any sort of certain endorsement to the A8.

That same source, Dan Hutcheson, Chief Executive Officer of chip industry tracker VLSI Research, did mention to CNET, nevertheless, that it’s possible that Apple might be obtaining future processors from greater than one source.

So, maybe both claims are precise.

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