Samsung will make chips for the Apple Watch

By Jay Jay

Samsung has reportedly bagged a new lucrative deal from Apple to manufacture chips for the latter's upcoming and much celebrated Apple Watch.

Digitimes revealed today that Samsung will be manufacturing some 3000 to 4000 12-inch chips each month using it's 28nm technology for Apple. The chip could be used to support the S1 system-in-package (SIP) technology in the Apple Watch.

The package includes a mobile DRAM, NAND flash, peripheral chips and an Advanced Semiconductor Engineering proiding the SiP modules. Most sources claim that Apple is set to release the Apple Watch in March this year. The timing of the processor-deal seems a bit belated given there's just a month to go, but we feel this may have something to do with Apple's quest to improve the system performance and battery life of the Apple Watch.

There were critical factors that let to the postponement of the Watch's release from October to this year. Digitimes has predicted the Apple Watch's sales to be a conservative 10 million units in 2015 given that the first-gen device could face teething issues that may be corrected by the follow-on device.

Even though Samsung has previously developed chips for iOS devices, the success of the Apple Watch could hinge precariously on how well the chips will be able to perform under regular usage.

We can, in the meantime, trust the most valued company in the world having done it's homework.

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