According to information published on SemiAccurate website, Apple has invested heavily in the Taiwan based manufacturer of microchips. If the information is true, it would mean that for the first time an American corporation will begin to produce chips for the iPhone and iPad.
SemiAccurate trusted resource in the media. He accurately predicted that Apple will switch to Nvidia graphics in 2012, although it reported that the Cupertino-based company refuses to Intel processors for laptops in 2011 were not confirmed. According to SemiAccurate, we are talking about invistitsii one of the leading Taiwanese manufacturer of integrated circuits United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC).
From the very beginning of release iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apple processors used in devices that were released at the facilities of one of its main competitors in this segment, South Korea’s Samsung. It has long been rumored that the company is seeking to reduce this dependence, and ongoing lawsuits do not contribute to the warmth of the relationship between the two companies.
Previously, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Bob Mansfield will lead the new organization, which includes an ambitious team of semiconductor solutions. According to SemiAccurate, chip maker TSMC can not satisfy all the requirements of Apple, but UMC offers more favorable conditions for cooperation.
It should be noted that the 40-nm processors and other compact United Microelectronics Corporation are only 15% of the total supply of the manufacturer, while the market of mobile devices opens up new opportunities to increase revenues chip maker, has recently joined the IBM Technology Development Alliances in order to implement the 10-nm process.
Argued that quickly implement change partner Apple, of course, does not succeed, but the corporation will gradually reduce the volume of orders from Samsung. Although the press is often said that in Cupertino actively distanced themselves from the Koreans, the vendor calls himself an American company “important partner”, and so far the partnership between the two producers remains at a high level.