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.