Monday, December 3, 2012
Apple is rumoured to be looking forward to mote to another component manufacturer since they have been in patent war with Samsung. There are two manufacturers possible to replace Samsung as the Apple's component manufacturer, Intel and TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company).
TSMC has bigger chance than Intel to be Apple's component manufacturer because Intel doesn't get seriously to develop ARM which is needed by iOS to get its system works optimally.
TSMC has ever stated that they were ready to start the contract with Apple in 2014.
Apple could be able to manufacture their own components if the merging rumour with Global Foundries really happens.