Posted by : Harish K V Saturday, 5 January 2013
Samsung has refuted reports that it will increase the price of manufacturing Apple's custom-designed CPUs by as much as 20 percent. Samsung is the sole manufacturer of the ARM-based System-on-Chip processors that power its iPhones, iPads and iPods, putting it in a position of power against Apple, which is currently pursuing aggressive legal action in courts around the world for alleged copyright violations. Samsung has also historically been a major source of flash memory and LCD screens for Apple, which is a significant revenue source. Apple is reported to be exploring options such as TSMC for chip fabrication which might happen by 2014.