Rumors from the supply chain say that TSMC landed the deal to make the next Apple CPUs.
TSMC is rumored since a while to make the next Apple CPUs. Now Digitimes reports that the deal is signed according to sources. This would mean that Apple is moving away from Samsung for their Apple A6 and also Apple A7 CPUs. TSMC is supposed to use its 28nm and 20nm technologies to produce the next Apple A6 and A7 CPUs. The Apple A6 is expected to be released in 2012. Apple and Samsung are in an intense battle over smartphone and tablet patents and designs around the globe. Of course it makes sense for Apple to remove as much dependance from Samsung as possible. This is not easy as Samsung is dominating a lot of the supply chain for Apple products.