Apple signs deal with TSMC

According to The Wall Street Journal, Cupertino has signed an agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) for the production of these microchips from 2014.

However, despite the agreement, Samsung will be the main supplier for next year.

The report states that the transition to the TSMC chips may be slower than expected due to difficulties for the manufacturer to comply with Apple’s standards for speed and power consumption for the components.

Throughout the production of iPhones and iPads, the Korean manufacturer has been one of the leading suppliers of components to Apple.