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Samsung to be main chip supplier for Apple's next iPhone: S Korea media

2015-01-26 15:05 Xinhua Web Editor: Gu Liping

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. will be the main supplier of processors powering Apple Inc's next iPhone, according to South Korean newspaper report on Monday.

Maeil Business Newspaper cited unidentified sources in the semiconductor industry as saying Samsung will be responsible for about 75 percent of the chip production for the next iPhone.

Samsung will make the chips from its factory in Austin, Texas, according to the report. But it did not say how much the contract is worth or what other company will be supplying Apple.

A Samsung spokeswoman said the company does not comment on market speculation while Apple could not be immediately reached for comment.

Those who have been the chip suppliers of Apple's iPhone include Qualcomm, American wireless communication tech company, Taiwan Semiconductor TSMC, and Silicon Valley startup FairChild Semiconductor.


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