TSMC (TSM +2.5%) is still expected to eventually replace Samsung (SSNLF.PK) as Apple's (AAPL)...

|By:, SA News Editor

TSMC (TSM +2.5%) is still expected to eventually replace Samsung (SSNLF.PK) as Apple's (AAPL) mobile processor foundry partner, but no one is sure when. TSMC was once expected to make the A6 processor going into the iPhone 5, but it looks as if Apple stuck with Samsung - TSMC's 28nm issues may have been a factor. Nonetheless, the company will benefit from iPhone 5 demand thanks to its foundry deals with suppliers such as Qualcomm, Broadcom, OmniVision, and Cirrus Logic. (Apple NAND orders)