Peter Clarke, Electronics360
17 November 2014
In a deal likely to be worth billions of dollars Samsung Electronics will be the primary manufacturer of next-generation 14nm FinFET application processors for Apple's iPad and iPhone mobile products, according to a Korea Times report, Monday that referenced unnamed sources.
The report said that the option of Globalfoundries as an alternative source to Samsung for 14nm FinFET foundry manufacturing helped Samsung win an 80 percent share of Apple's forthcoming application processor business and relegate the incumbent supplier, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., to second place.
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