Apple signs deal to stop buying so many components to Samsung
A long way Apple has had to travel to get to this day, when they finally were able to sign an agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) so that it will provide silicon microprocessors, which are used to give life to the series of models “Apple A” that move the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The important thing about this agreement is that it means the first big step to cut a heavy reliance on Cupertino kept to Samsung, a company that until today it manufactures Apple hardware designs, although both companies are locked in strong legal disputes around the world.
And is that ten years ago the relationship between the two companies was very good, because Samsung had not come with its portfolio of tablets and smartphones to own racing you to the iPhone and iPad, so they were happy to fabricarle microprocessors, screens and other components Apple.
However, with the success of the Galaxy line things changed and now Apple seeks to distance itself from the Korean in every way, so this means that according to TSMC will finally stop buying so many components to the competition, but the change will take a couple of years and in Cupertino still have to purchase screens and other processors to Samsung which TSMC does not supply all the demand.
Link: Apple Finds It Difficult to Divorce Samsung (Wall Street Journal)Tags: a6, a7, Apple, Apple A6, apple a7, Samsung, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, TSMC