Apple currently uses the M1 chip on both MacBooks, Macs and iPads, so they need a huge amount of this chip and any company that joins Apple’s M series chip supply chain will have an attractive source of profit. guide.
Despite being rivals, Samsung is also one of Apple’s component suppliers and is producing FC-BGA (Flip Chip Ball Grid Array), which is used to package integrated circuits, which is very important. for modern chips.
The Samsung Electro-Mechanics subsidiary also played a key role in bringing Apple’s M1 chipset to market through its FC-BGA offering. Naturally, the Korean tech giant also wants to stay involved in the M2 chip production line.
According to a recent report, Samsung Electro-Mechanics has beaten LG Innotek and is close to reaching an agreement with Apple to produce FC-BGA for the upcoming M2 chip.
This report coincides with rumors that Samsung invested more than 1 billion USD in building FC-BGA production facility in Vietnam and has invested more than 241 million USD in an existing factory in Korea.