Intel and Apple are in talks on joint production of chips
Apple is now almost six years as it uses Intel processors in their desktops and laptops, but mobile solutions Apple – iPod, iPhone and iPad – have yet to have intel side. Now that may change. But this does not mean that future iPhone or iPad give up their chips and move to Intel Atom.
According to unofficial information, the top management of Intel in talks with his counterparts from Apple concerning the use of production capacity of the first to release the latest mobile processors. Today, Taiwan’s TSMC engaged hardware release of processors for the iPhone and iPad to order Apple.
Sources at Intel said the other day Suneet Rikhi, vice president of operations discussed with Apple the possibility and terms of cooperation in the field of mobile chips. It should be noted that independent analysts have said for months on whether this kind of cooperation, and in the first place for Intel.
It is no secret that the demand for personal computers falls and Intel position in the mobile market until the status of catch. Despite the tremendous expertise of CPU in Intel as a whole, the companies in the mobile sphere has not yet managed to win the support of players leading smartphone and tablet market.
Today, Apple is a big customer for its mobile chip unit. Forecast to In-Stat, in 2012, Apple has released about 200 million microprocessors for their products, while Intel – not more than 185 million chips. It is only the processors in the piece dimension, without categorization, power and consumption.