Samsung Electro-Mechanics to provide key components for Apple M2 in 2022

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in Future Apple Hardware edited April 21
Samsung Electro-Mechanics is expected to participate in the manufacturing process of the M2 Apple Silicon with production output starting before the end of 2022.

Samsung Electro-Mechanics may build key components for the M2
Samsung Electro-Mechanics may build key components for the M2


The process that Samsung Electro-Mechanics is expected to be developing is called flip chip ball grid array or FC-BGA. It is a semiconductor substrate that connects the chip to the main substrate.

According to Korea IT News, the company would develop the manufacturing process by the end of 2022 and begin supplying the FC-BGA substrates for the M2. Samsung Electro-Mechanics reportedly supplies the substrates for the M1 processor already, and has drone so since 2020.

Industry insiders suggest that Samsung Electro-Mechanics' continued participation in the manufacturing process is due to its yield quality. That despite other suppliers investing heavily in the process, their yield doesn't meet Apple's expectations.

The Samsung subsidiary also apparently supplies the RFPCBs for the iPhone 13, which connects the OLED display to the main board.

A spokesperson from Samsung Electro-Mechanics could not confirm Apple as a customer. However, the company is the number one in market share for manufacturing the semiconductor substrate.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    tjwolftjwolf Posts: 424member
    So what's the news here - "supplier continues to supply part to Apple"?  Okaaayyyy.....
    michelb76
  • Reply 2 of 6
    tjwolf said:
    So what's the news here - "supplier continues to supply part to Apple"?  Okaaayyyy.....
    Well, if accurate, then the takeaway is more like, “don’t expect M2 silicon before the end of the year”
    edited April 21
  • Reply 3 of 6
    tjwolf said:
    So what's the news here - "supplier continues to supply part to Apple"?  Okaaayyyy.....
    Well, if accurate, then the takeaway is more like, “don’t expect M2 silicon before the end of the year”
    Unless they’re not the sole supplier. 
    Even with low yield, there’s time to build up supply from an existing low yield supplier.  Apple probably gets same price or benefit with a long lead time.  Then in 2022 when this Samsung subsidiary gets yield, Apple can meet ever increasing quantities needed as additional devices upgrade to the M2.
    Apple is respected as the master of the supply chain. 
  • Reply 4 of 6
    Hey AppleInsider, how about giving the other suppliers some Samsung-level promotion?
  • Reply 5 of 6
    michelb76michelb76 Posts: 401member
    Hey AppleInsider, how about giving the other suppliers some Samsung-level promotion?
    That would give less vitriol.
    leavingthebigg
  • Reply 6 of 6
    smalmsmalm Posts: 674member
    Samsung Electro-Mechanics ≠ Samsung Electronics
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