Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has begun shipping massive amounts of key iDevice components to Apple in recent weeks, new reports out of Asia reveal.
Multiple sources close to Apple confirm that TSMC has started supplying A-series processors to Apple as iPhone 6 production swings into full gear.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the shipments from TSMC are the latest indication of Apple’s plan to distance itself as much as possible from Samsung.
Although Apple contracted with TSMC for the chips last year in a landmark deal, some analysts were skeptical that the Taiwanese chip maker, the world’s biggest contract chip maker by revenue, could deliver the complicated chips.
“Apple’s order is a big deal to the company. TSMC has assigned a large team to support Apple as you know this client is very picky,” an unnamed source in Hong Kong is quoted in Thursday’s report.