Samsung and other suppliers secure orders for second-generation Apple Watch parts

By , Apr 14, 2016

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According to Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes, which knows this stuff inside out, Apple’s Asian suppliers are now starting to receive orders for the components that will be used in a second-generation Apple Watch.

Samsung, along with other overseas manufacturers like Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, have reportedly secured component orders for the Apple Watch 2, which one analyst believes could be up to forty percent thinner and debut at Apple’s annual developers conference this summer.

The news is also significant as it suggests that Samsung will continue building chips for Apple’s wearable device. The Apple Watch’s system-in-package (SiP) chip, dubbed the S1, combines a lot of components in a resin insulated package, including mobile DRAM, NAND flash and a Samsung-made CPU.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, which exclusively supplies Apple with these system-in-package modules for the Apple Watch, will reportedly continue to build the majority of the SiPs for the second-generation device, according to industry sources.

Amkor Technology and STATS ChipPAC, a unit of Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology (JCET), have also obtained a portion of SiP package orders for the upcoming device.

Source: DigiTimes

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  • leart

    meh I would like to have a Samsung free apples device..

    • Benedict

      Wouldn’t be surprised if Apple uses more Samsung parts in their devices than Samsung themselves 🙂
      You could have more luck with buying LG, Sony etc..

      • Rowan09

        Which Samsung part do they use?

  • Gabriel Anaya

    Seeing news about parts orders for a second gen Apple Watch now most likely means we’re looking at a fall launch. A shame. I was hoping it would come it sooner.

  • Micke på taket

    F the watch! They should focus on iPhone and VR instead.. better High res oled screens , slimmer bezels , how to get rid of its camera bump,,

    • Rowan09

      VR is a waste right now. I’m waiting on my Samsung VR headset and they said you should use it for more than a half hour. What the hell is point of watching movies for no more than a half hour?

      • Micke på taket

        Damn son .. 30 mins.. Thats like 3 good porn clips

      • Rowan09