Made in Texas: Apple’s A5 iPhone Chip

Great scoop by Poornima Gupta, reporting for Reuters:

The A5 processor — the brain in the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 — is now made in a sprawling 1.6 million square feet factory in Austin owned by Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics, according to people familiar with the operation. […]

Nearly all of the output of the non-memory chip production from the factory — which is the size of about nine football fields — is dedicated to producing Apple chips, one of the people said.

Surprising (to me at least) and cool news.

Friday, 16 December 2011