What goes around, comes around, right? Karma works, even in modern technology. Patently Apple on Samsung’s woes with Apple.
It’s being reported in Korea today that Taiwan’s TSMC has won the battle against Samsung Electronics and will produce the iPhone 7’s 10-nano application processors (AP). The news comes by way of semiconductor IP and EDA industries. These sources confirm that Apple has entrusted TSMC with all production of next 10-nano AP called ‘A10’. TSMC is planning to enter a state of mass-production starting from June.
Samsung was once the sole supplier of CPUs for Apple’s mobile devices. Then Samsung copied Apple’s designs, lost intellectual battles in court, refused to pay the awarded penalties, and now just lost billions in Apple business to a competitor.
Samsung Electronics has entered a state of emergency system to prevent declination of rate of operation of factories… But for now, it’s all bad news for Samsung and it’s going to be hard to be profitable in 2016 without Apple’s orders for the A10.
Bummers. But what goes around, comes around, right?