SAN JOSE, Calif. - Is Apple Inc. switching foundry partners?
Apple is mulling a plan to outsource the production of its A4 processor and other ARM-based chips to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), according to Digitimes. That article can be read here.
At present, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is Apple's foundry partner. There are also reports that Apple is sourcing $7.8 billion in parts from Samsung.
But on the other hand, Apple and Samsung are rivals in handsets, tablet PCs and computers. Some think Apple should build its own fab.