Apple to Begin A-Series Chip Production at GlobalFoundries Facility in New York

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    Earlier this year, a report surfaced claiming that Apple was looking into the possibility of partnering with chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries to begin making A-series chips for Apple's iOS devices. At the time, the status of the deal was unclear, with CNET's sources indicating that the two companies were still "kicking the tires" on a possible deal.

    The Times Union now reports that GlobalFoundries will indeed begin production of chips for Apple at its Fab 8 facility in Malta, New York, north of Albany. According to the Albany newspaper's sources, Samsung will be helping to set up the facility, but it is unclear exactly what the arrangements between the three companies will be beyond that.
    Samsung has long been the sole supplier of Apple's A-series chips, but Apple has been trying to move away from its competitor for component supplies wherever possible. Earlier this year, it was reported that Apple had struck a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to begin producing A-series chips, but Samsung appeared to be remaining involved in Apple's roadmap for future chips. A move to begin producing chips at GlobalFoundries with the cooperation of Samsung would appear to indicate that Apple and Samsung are indeed committed to partnering on future production.

    Article Link: Apple to Begin A-Series Chip Production at GlobalFoundries Facility in New York
     
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    Wow.. zero comments after days.

    Hope Apple keeps investing into chip design, they nailed it with the A7.
     
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    Hey I live near there! I guess that's kind of cool.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    I do too. In fact, right now, I'm just north of there in Saratoga. I hope this is true.
     

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