Soon after Taiwan’s Commercial Times ran a story regarding TSMC apparently having started manufacturing of next Apple-designed A8 processor on an exclusive basis, an unnamed Samsung executive in a defensive PR step took to blogs to claim that the rumor is significantly exaggerated.
Commercial Times report, the Galaxy maker informed ZDNet Korea (through GforGames) that the conglomerate has currently authorized a deal along with Apple regarding next-generation A8 processor manufacturing. Additionally, the company is presently in the closing examining stages and is gearing up to start mass A8 manufacturing at its Austin, Texas facility. The multi-billion dollar processor plant is nearly fully committed to Apple silicon manufacturing. Samsung’s semiconductor arm has thus far churned out every iOS device chip since the first iPhone.
An unknown Samsung official informed Korean press that the rumored yield problems have been significantly exaggerated. He went on to ensure that Samsung is presently working to meet Apple’s requirements in time.