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mark.lapedus
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re: Updated: Samsung fabs Apple A5 processor
mark.lapedus   3/13/2011 6:05:14 AM
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Samsung made the first A5 chips. Then, however, TSMC will reportedly ramp the A5 in Q3 or Q4, according to sources. TSMC could be a second source to Samsung for the 45- and 40-nm version. Then, TSMC will fab the 28-nm version, sources said.

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rick merritt   3/13/2011 6:16:04 AM
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Guess we'll have to wait for the teardown of the iPad 3 to find out if that comes to pass ;-)

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mark.lapedus   3/13/2011 7:18:06 AM
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I don't have to wait. The cat (TSMC) is out of the (Apple) bag.

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rfab   3/13/2011 1:53:44 PM
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Starting from 2007, the Taiwanese rumor many times, what is OEM XBOX CPU, OEM ATOM, OEM INTEL chipset, OEM A5, a result of a bankruptcy can be seen from here in the downhill TSMC

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rfab   3/13/2011 1:56:30 PM
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Is entirely speculation, APPLE's Samsung SOC design, foundry TSMC has not showed

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GREAT-Terry   3/13/2011 3:11:25 PM
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Does anybody know why Samsung can still win the right to manufacture the A5 this time? Is it because of a better fab process or something else that Taiwanese can't really compete with?

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melgross   3/13/2011 3:33:31 PM
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There are no sources, just one analyst making a guess.

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resistion   3/14/2011 9:11:13 AM
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Samsung must have given Apple some special break. Could every Galaxy tablet sold have a kickback?

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resistion   3/14/2011 9:25:43 AM
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On the other hand, TSMC and GlobalFoundries both make Snapdragon for Qualcomm, which is used to power the HTC phones competing with Iphone. So I don't see why ultimately Apple won't use both Samsung and TSMC. Ultimately it can impose capacity burden on competing products at least indirectly.

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cheonoh.lee   3/14/2011 9:33:08 AM
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Samsung Fab has great merit like free IP use fee, ultimate design support and 24 hours support.

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