On the outside they might be fierce competitors, but these tech giants are running a business nonetheless and sometimes are dependent on each other. A clear example is a report that has been released today by DigiTimes – Samsung is going to create parts of the Apple Watch!
Recently there has been an increase in reports regarding the Apple Watch, indicating that the smart watch from Apple is closer than ever to a release date.
Speculated reports put the Apple Watch release date as March and today’s report from DigiTimes mentions the same. DigiTimes has had a mixed history when it comes to rumors regarding Apple products but is considered quite reliable.
Samsung will build the processor for the Apple Watch using the 28nm process technology. The processor will be inside the System-in-Package (SiP), which also features other chips.
The DigitTimes report mentions:
The processor built by Samsung will be inside Apple’s S1 system-in-package (SiP), which also consists of mobile DRAM, NAND flash and other peripheral chips. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is reportedly the provider of SiP modules for the Apple Watch.
Samsung might have secured the processor orders for the first-gen Apple Watch but it seems that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is looking to secure orders for the second-gen Apple Watch.
It’s a long way to go for the second-generation Apple Watch as right now we have no official word on when the Apple Watch is going to be released. The best bet is in the month of March.