NXP Semiconductors makes the M7 sensor controller used in the new Apple iPhone 5S and Samsung makes the phone's A7 processor, according to a teardown by Chipworks (Ottawa).
Apple's next-gen A7 SoC is reportedly slated to debut during the first half of 2014.
TSMC is reportedly ready to begin taping-out Apple's A7 SoC on its 20nm process this month ahead of risk production this summer.
Industry insiders believe Intel may be able to snag some 10% of Apple's next-generation mobile processors - if Santa Clara manages to successfully position itself in the chip contracting business.
The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is reportedly in the running to fab Apple’s next-gen ARM-based processors, which include the indigenously designed A6 and A7 chips.