Samsung will ship half of its processors to Apple in 2011

Samsung and Apple look to be on good terms.  Samsung is planning to quadruple the shipment of its mobile processor chips to chief smartphone rival Apple. Apple was receiving about 5,000 application processor sheets per month from Samsung, this is to increase to 20,000 sheets.  Fifty percent of Samsung's application processors will be given to Apple, meaning Apple will receive more processors than Samsung's own mobile division.

The application processor is like the CPU for PCs in mobile devices and with interests in smartphones and tablet PCs exploding this is a smart move for both companies.  Samsung is now building a $3.6 billion chip processing factory in Austin, TX and a majority of the processors from that factory are thought to be for Apple.

[Via Korea Times]