Fri. Jul 1st, 2022

Apple Lining Up A6 Processor (iPad 3) Production Without Samsung

It’s had been reported several times in the last couple of weeks that Apple is seeking in the silicon industry for its next generation A6 processor chip manufacture partner and already inked the deals with one of the manufacturer to start the production of iPad 3 as early as October. This time it is reported that Apple has shortly visit the some known silicon industry names for the production of iPad 3, according to DigiTimes. The report from the source of Digitimes claims SPIL has more chances to get the order from Apple for A6 processor chip.

As we know Apple’s current generation A5 processor is build by Samsung, but now due to some lawsuit fights between both companies Apple want to make some difference from them to save their future products availability and therefore they start searching for some new powerful manufactures who can easily meet with Apple’s requirements.  It had been already reported by sources that TSMC is also in talk with Apple to get complete hands on the Apple order.

Just a few weeks ago, Apple was said to have begun trial production of its next-generation A6 processor. The ARM-based CPU is expected to go into mass production in the second quarter of 2012, likely for use in a third-generation iPad. Trial production of the A6 is allegedly being handled by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Numerous reports have indicated that Apple is looking to move away from its rival Samsung, which has handled orders for the A4 processor found in the iPhone 4, and the A5 CPU used in the iPad 2.