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$3.6bn Samsung facility supplies Apple A5 chip and maybe A6

$3.6bn Samsung facility supplies Apple A5 chip and maybe A6

Apple has again turned to Samsung for production of its iPad 2 and iPhone 4S processor, with a 1.6m square foot production facility in Austin, Texas, responsible for churning out the dual-core Apple A5 chipset. The $3.6bn production line only reached full capacity this month, Reuters' sources claim, with the bulk of the output going to satisfy Apple's endless hunger for processors. The rest of the Samsung facility is at work producing NAND flash memory chips.

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TSMC starts 28nm production: NVIDIA & AMD in but Apple absent

TSMC starts 28nm production: NVIDIA & AMD in but Apple absent

TSMC, tipped to be biting into Samsung's supply contract with Apple, has announced that it has begun volume production of 28nm chips and has products already shipping to customers, though the company did not confirm Apple was one of them. Instead, AMD, NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Altera all get name-checked, with AMD and NVIDIA saying they will be using the 28nm process silicon in their next-gen graphics products.

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Samsung keeps Apple A6 contract despite TSMC bid says exec

Samsung keeps Apple A6 contract despite TSMC bid says exec

Reports that Apple would ditch Samsung and look instead to TSMC for the Apple A6 processor expected to feature in the next-gen iPad 3 and iPhone 5 are premature, a Samsung exec has insisted, claiming that the two companies will continue to collaborate on chipset design and manufacture. While multiple sources had suggested TSMC had snatched the production contract out from under Samsung, as Apple supposedly distanced itself from over-reliance on its courtroom foe, issues around manufacturing have apparently left Apple still dependent on Samsung The Korea Times reports.

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Apple reportedly hosts TSMC to discuss ousting Samsung

Apple reportedly hosts TSMC to discuss ousting Samsung

TSMC has reportedly dispatched a delegation of execs and engineers to Apple's Cupertino campus to discuss potential manufacturing deals for the upcoming Apple A6 processor and other chips, as Apple attempts to reduce its dependence on Samsung. The 60-strong team is expected to discuss patent issues and TSMC's 28nm production process, DigiTimes' sources tip them, following reports back in September that the manufacturer had already clinched a foundry partnership agreement with Apple.

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iPhone 5 Details Roundup [Mid-Sept 2011, pre-release]

iPhone 5 Details Roundup [Mid-Sept 2011, pre-release]

It's time for a massive rundown of Apple's next big gigantic release, all of what's being called most often the iPhone 5. This device has many rumors and insider tips on details surrounding it, all of this coming together to create a lovely picture of a late 2011 or early 2012 release of the next generation of one of the most popular smartphones on earth. Let's begin with a possible late October release and some fresh ink on a Chinese iPhone LTE deal. Note before we continue on that we've got to mention the other iPhone that'll very possibly be coming out: the iPhone 4S. This phone, if you ask me, will be given away for free, while other sources say it'll be coming out first and free while the iPhone 5 is pushed back to a later date.

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Brazilian iPad production readies for December shipments

Brazilian iPad production readies for December shipments

iPad production in Foxconn's Brazilian production facility will see shipments beginning in December, according to science and technology minister Aolizio Mercadante, with the extra supplies expected to see the Apple slate come down in price. "At first many doubted, but it will be the first time that the company will produce iPads outside Chinese territory" Mercadante told press this week, Computerworld Brazil reports, going on to suggest that "we are taking a big step towards digital inclusion in the country."

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TSMC wins Apple A6 and A7 contract tips insider: Samsung dumped

TSMC wins Apple A6 and A7 contract tips insider: Samsung dumped

Apple's A6 and A7 processor production will indeed shift to TSMC, sources claim, as the company continues to distance itself from Samsung Electronics. The two firms have recently signed a foundry partnership agreement, DigiTimes reports, which will see the next-gen Apple A6 chipset and its successor, unofficially dubbed the Apple A7, produced using TSMC's 28nm and 20nm processes. Apple has until now relied on Samsung to produce the chips found in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4, co-developing the original A4 with the Korean company. However, increasingly strained relations and a number of ongoing legal battles have supposedly prompted Apple to look elsewhere for some of its components.

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iPad 3 Retina Display on order, but testing supplier mettle

iPad 3 Retina Display on order, but testing supplier mettle

Apple's iPad 3 component plans continue to leak, with word that after having received samples of so-called Retina Display panels running at 2048 x 1536, the company has placed orders for the third-gen tablet's launch expected in early 2012. "Suppliers will ramp up production and try to improve the yield rate for the new iPad in the fourth quarter before its official launch in early 2012" a component source tells the WSJ, with trial production expected to kick off in October.

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iPhone 5 on Sept 12 tips carrier insider, but iPad 3 2011 plans scrapped

iPhone 5 on Sept 12 tips carrier insider, but iPad 3 2011 plans scrapped

More behind the scenes Apple shuffling today, with good news and bad about two of the most anticipated iOS devices on the horizon. The iPhone 5 could well be on track for a September 12 launch, Engadget's tipster informs them, after word that carrier Telefonica will begin scaling back its current iPhone stock in time for that date so as to "prepare us for the launch of a new smart phone." However, Apple's supposed plans for an iPad 3 release in the second half of 2011 have reportedly been axed over high-res screen shortages.

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Apple A6 tipped ready for primetime (in iPad 3?) come Q2 2012

Apple A6 tipped ready for primetime (in iPad 3?) come Q2 2012

Apple's new A6 processor could be ready for public debut as early as Q2 2012, new reports suggest, with TSMC again tipped to be in trial production of the new ARM-based silicon. According to CENS' industry sources, the design of the Apple A6 is expected to be taped out in Q1 next year, using 28nm production processes and innovative 3D stacking construction. If the timescales are correct, the iPad 3 - which rumors suggest will use the A6 SoC - could arrive later in the year than the iPad 2 did, constrained by the production availability of the CPU.

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Intel: Apple threatened to dump us over our greedy chips

Intel: Apple threatened to dump us over our greedy chips

Intel has admitted that Apple threatened to pull its chip business from the company if it did not dramatically reduce the power consumption of processors, providing "a real wake-up call" to the firm. Ultrabook director Greg Welch told the WSJ that Apple execs warned Intel that, if it couldn't "drastically slash" the amount of power each processor demanded, it would be likely to lose further orders for future MacBook models.

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