Foxconn CEO Wants Apple To Become Independent From Samsung
Foxconn is one of the most important and biggest manufacturing partners for Apple. Its CEO Terry Gou may have had an enormous influence in the affairs of iPhone maker company — at least according to a new report which suggests that it was Gou, who made Apple modify its plans of getting the whole batch of A9 chips for its next iPhone iteration from Samsung.
Although Apple didn’t fully eradicate its dependency on Samsung, as the Foxconn chief had wished, but it did transfer 30 percent of the orders to TSMC, reports Apple Insider.
Mr Gou’s lobbying is being seen as a result of tense competitive environment between Taiwanese companies and the Korean manufacturer Samsung, with the former considering “Korean Wave” a threat in the technology world. Therefore, the Taiwan based manufactures must unite against the Samsung to protect their vested business interest, sources interpret Gou’s tactics.
Samsung is a trusted house for processor chips. Apple also realizes this and makes use of Korean tech giant’s faculties most of the times. In fact, Samsung has grabbed a major share in manufacturing A-series chips for iPhones. Interestingly, both Apple and Samsung are serious rivals in the smartphone market where the Cupertino company’s iPhone is competed by Korean smartphone maker’s Galaxy S series.
Gou’s Foxconn is the biggest device production manufacturer in the world. The company is playing a vital role in mass production of the iPhone 6 models. Apple stays at the top of Foxconn’s priority list when it is the matter of manufacturing new devices. Consequently, both the tech companies have very smooth relationships. So Terry Gao’s say in Apple makes sense.