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Thread: Apple to Turn to Samsung to Fabricate the S1 Processing Module for its Apple Watch

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    Default Apple to Turn to Samsung to Fabricate the S1 Processing Module for its Apple Watch

    According to the folks over at DigiTimes, Apple is reportedly turning to none other than Samsung to utilize the South Korean tech giant’s 28-nanometer fabrication process to manufacture chips for its Apple Watch. Meanwhile, Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering is still said to be chosen to package the new device’s S1 processing module.

    It should be noted that the application process is just one piece of Apple’s S1, which employees a system in a package design. This allows the company to incorporate several chips into a single package, resulting in a smaller and lighter component while reducing power consumption. The S1 package is to include mobile DRAM, NAND flash for storage and circuitry to control functions like wireless connectivity and touch input. It continues to remain unclear which firms have been chosen to help source the secondary components.

    Packaging and module assembly is set to be taken care of by the Taiwan-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering company, which is one of the world’s largest semiconductor packaging firm. As per the usual, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing company are said to be trying to fight one another for the right to produce a second-generation “S2” module. The two firms have been fighting one another for Apple’s business for quite some time. We’ll have to wait and see what ends up happening regarding the matter going forward.

    Source: DigiTimes

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    When I worked for Apple in the early '90's, it was called 'Multi-Chip Module' design.

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