Job posting hints that Apple is building a new system on a chip from scratch

Brad Reed
October 3, 2012
Apple’s plan to ditch Samsung started with the iPhone 5′s A6 chip

Apple (AAPL) has been trying to take more direct control of its device components recently so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the company may be looking to build its own in-house system on a chip (SoC) from the ground up as well. TechCrunch has spotted a new job listing on Apple’s website for an “SoC Modelling Architect / Lead” who will be “at the center of a chip design effort interfacing with all disciplines, with a critical impact on getting functional products to millions of customers quickly.” TechCrunch speculates that the new SoC mentioned in the job posting will be either “A7 or a later successor to the current A6, possibly a completely fresh start in Apple’s mobile chip-design.”

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