A new report claims that Samsung has won the order from Apple to produce the S1 system-in-a-package (SIAP) for the company’s upcoming Apple Watch. The S1 will combine the system’s processor, mobile DRAM, NAND flash, and various other chips into a single package in order to maximize space efficiency and maintain a reasonable size for the device.
Samsung has won the orders to produce Apple’s S1 system-in-a-package for the Apple Watch, reports DigiTimes. The S1 produced by Samsung will combine multiple components including the processor, mobile DRAM, NAND flash, and other chips into one package. A report in November shared similar information, noting that Apple would be relying heavily on Samsung for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch components. Namely, Apple was said to be concerned about NAND flash, with its cheaper and slower TLC (triple-level cell) flash memory for larger-capacity iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models said to be the source of crashing issues. Those issues, along with Samsung’s competitive prices, were said to be the primary reasons in bringing Apple back to negotiations with the South Korean company.