Samsung Will Reportedly Produce Apple Watch Processors

Samsung Will Reportedly Produce Apple Watch Processors

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Samsung has reportedly won the orders to produce the processor that powers the Apple Watch, according to Digitimes.

A previous report in November claimed that Apple would rely more heavily on Samsung for Apple Watch components. Today's report specifically notes that Samsung will produce the Apple Watch's S1 -- which consisting of the processor, DRAM, NAND flash, and more.

Samsung Electronics' 28nm process technology has reportedly obtained orders for the Apple Watch set for launch in March 2015. The orders call for 3,000-4,000 12-inch wafers monthly, according to industry sources.

The processor built by Samsung will be inside Apple's S1 system-in-package (SiP), which also consists of mobile DRAM, NAND flash and other peripheral chips. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is reportedly the provider of SiP modules for the Apple Watch.

Current rumors point to a March launch for the Apple Watch, but Apple has yet to announce anything official.

Samsung Will Reportedly Produce Apple Watch Processors

samesung - January 10, 2015 at 10:07am
what if i told you that apple and samsung was on it from day one...lets make people choose a team. like in sports because at the end of the day samsung and apple win and whose the loser? the people who likes to argue about what team is the best
igorsky - January 12, 2015 at 9:20pm
This strategy is working out real well for Samsung. They can't even outsell the iPhone in South Korea.
Apple Manufacturer - January 10, 2015 at 8:28am
LOLOLOL cant Apple make their own things? I have come to the conclusion that the only thing Apple can do is DESIGN.
GTX770 - January 11, 2015 at 8:23am
Better than nothing at all..
igorsky - January 12, 2015 at 9:22pm
Every processor that Samsung "makes" is fully designed and tested by Apple, and they have the best mobile processors in the business. Samsung is basically the chimp that puts the puzzle together on the assembly line. Or you can, you know, read about this yourself so you don't have to sound ignorant on a forum.
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