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Friday, 16 December 2011 11:02

Apple's latest chip to be made in Texas

Written by Nick Farell



Replacing Chinese with Mexicans


While Apple has been outsourcing most of its chip production to China, it seems that it has decided that another developing nation should get the work building its A5 processor. According to Reuters, Apple's A5 will be made in Austin Texas, which is now a famous centre for IT, which was founded in 9,500 BC and has been a home to Ice Age residents ever since. [What Ice Age? Also, the Earth is just 6,000 years old, praise the Lord. Ed.]

The A5 processor will be made in a 1.6 million square feet factory in Austin owned by Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics.  After the chip is made and installed in iPads and iPhones, and the cheque clears, Samsung will sue Apple for stealing its ideas. Apple will sue Samsung for using a different chip in other products. This is the way of things in IT at the moment.

Samsung also produces NAND flash memory chips for the machines in Austin so if its Apple relationship goes tits up it will still have something to do. The A5 processor uses technology licensed from Britain's ARM Holdings, is designed by Apple in California. So there is still a little bit of gear not made in China.

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+1 #1 FakeJ 2011-12-16 15:18
Funny article guys. I still can't get over the Apple-Samsung relationship. It's like a couple who is not sure if they want a divorce so they both start seeing other people but still live in the same house. It is just awkward for everyone.
 
 
+1 #2 GrumpyOldMan 2011-12-16 16:46
Nah.

All the Mehecans went back to Mexico to look for work.


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+2 #3 redisnidma 2011-12-17 05:04
Quoting GrumpyOldMan:
Nah.

All the Mehecans went back to Mexico to look for work.


.

...Because the US is broke. ;-)
 
 
-1 #4 Jay 2011-12-19 04:45
But it's still made by Samsung in Samsung's factory which is a korean company so what's the point!
 

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