WSJ: Apple and TSMC Ink Deal For 2014 iOS Chip Production

WSJ: Apple and TSMC Ink Deal For 2014 iOS Chip Production


Apple has this month signed a deal with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company allowing it to produce the micro-processor chips which will power the next-generation of Apple’s mobile devices, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The new deal is expected to see the two companies forge a new business relationship for the coming 12-months, with an executive from the firm confirming that TSMC will be responsible for the production and manufacture of “some of the[se] chips,” starting in 2014.

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Despite the deal, however, industry rival Samsung is still expected to remain Apple’s largest supplier of micro-processing chips moving into next year, with the WSJ adding that Apple remains “critically dependent” on Samsung for the production of the chips required to power its iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.