Intel, Samsung and TSMC to Build Apple A7 Chip

Intel, Samsung and TSMC, the world’s greatest chip manufacturers are competing over the Apple supplement with A7 chips for the new iPhone 5S. Moreover, this rumor is consolidated by the long-term battle between the two giants, Apple and Samsung. Now, Apple tries to find its missing puzzle pieces for the incoming iPhone 5S somewhere else. The Korean electronic manufacturer is no longer the first option for the Fruit Company.

A7 Chip for Apple

Apparently, Apple tries to combine three different technologies in developing the well-waited device. Since the processor represents the most important part in building a new device, Apple tries to figure it out a way in which they can get rid completely by Samsung and by the services that this particular manufacturer is offering.

In this respect, it is expected that Samsung will supply 50 percent of the Apple requirements concerning the A7 chip; TSMC will build 40 percent of them while Intel gets the rest of 10 percent. As you already know, Samsung is developing all iPhone, iPad and iPod processors for Apple in Texas. Moreover, the Korean supplier also offered displays, storage, RAM and processor for almost all Apple devices. In addition to their centennial war, this is the right move for Apple to remove Samsung from the picture once and for all.

Intel inside the Apple iPhone

For Intel, this is more than just some good news. 10 percent out of 100 percent does not sound pretty much, but for a slacken processor manufacturer such as Intel, this means an opening line for a different market place. With the whole PC business shaking, they will definitely be glad to be a small part of the huge Smartphone market. In the past, Apple contacted Intel in order to make it a part of their semiconductor supply chain. This would have meant big time for Intel, but since things were not well defined at that time, they were laid off for a while.

To be even clearer within this matter, last month, Altera signed a deal with Intel in order to start the 14-nanometer production technology. This means that TSMC is no longer the leader of the phone processor market of the entire smartphone area, and Intel gets to have a small piece.

Despite the type of processor Apple uses within their future iPhone 5S, people are still eager to find out the difference between the new iDevice and its predecessor. According to some older rumors, the new iPhone 5S is supposed to feature the NFC option, which means near field communication, fingerprint recognition technology within the home button and many other interesting specifications.

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