Apple is set to boost its flagship iPad tablet’s power, beginning trial production of its next generation A6 chip.
Apple has restored its previous chip supplier Samsung Electronics for Taiwan-based TSMC, according to the report.
According to a statement from an unnamed source, Apple has started a trial production run of the A6 with TSMC. An future more permanent agreement would reportedly follow should TSMC meet Apple’s desire production rates and averages.
The sources remarked that, “TSMC has got all the authorization and details ready. Whether Apple puts in a formal order will depend on the yield rate.”
Samsung are presently the principal supplier of A5 chip of Apple. The chip presently powers its iPad 2 and there have been rumblings that the chip is set to power upcoming iPhone 5 smartphone.
The plan by Apple has by now been guessed as stemming from its rising legal war with Samsung.
Apple is presently involved in a sequence of copyright violation lawsuits both from and against competitor smartphone and tablet manufacturer Samsung.
The proceedings begun earlier this year when Apple charged Samsung’s Galaxy range of gadgets of “slavishly” copying Apple designs. Samsung rapidly struck back with a sequence of the same claims versus Apple.
Both Spokesperson of TSMC Elizabeth Sun and Apple refused to remark on the validity of the report.