Originally Posted by jobsonmyface
Cant wait until apple cuts all orders from samsung. Will be hilarious to see them file for bankrupcy
That is next to impossible. Samsung ~= South Korea. ( Not exaggerating ) Unless North Korea somehow invades them and they lose, otherwise it is unlikely you will ever see Samsung file for Bankruptcy.
Originally Posted by s2kip
TSMC is leading in 28 nm. Why is Apple still stuck with samsung? Qualcomm, Nvidia all rely on TSMC.
When Apple wanted to move to TSMC 2 years ago TSMC simply wasn't ready. Even if the terms and pricing were right TSMC doesn't have those spare 28nm capacity for Apple. That is of coz unless TSMC break contracts with Qualcomm and Nvidia.
A Fab quantity as larger as Apple requires years ahead of planning . And i am sure some time this year you will start seeing small batch of Apple A5 or AppleTV SoC being manufactured by TSMC for testing.
While I have always argued it is not feasible to have same design working with both Fabs. ( Especially when Samsung and TSMC are very different ). It could very much be Apple using two Fabs for two different things. One for iPad A X Series and One for iPhone A Series.