According to reports, Samsung is working on the high-density FC-BGA substrate for Apple’s M2 mineral, and the company is investing billions in Korea and Vietnam in anticipation of supply shortages by 2027

According to reports, Samsung is working on the high-density FC-BGA substrate for Apple’s M2 subsoil, and the company is investing billions in Korea and Vietnam in anticipation of a supply crisis in 2027. Samsung Electro -Mechanics lends a hand to Apple’s M2 SoC development. (Photo courtesy of Apple) Samsung Electro-Mechanics contributes to the development of Apple’s M2 SoC. Apple appears to be in a hurry to incorporate the M2 process into this year’s Mac lineup. Apple has also registered Samsung Electro-Mechanics to provide FC-BGA substrates, according to industry sources. It is clear that Samsung is investing heavily in the major FC-BGA market, despite the fact that there are few manufacturers in this area.

Apple is set to introduce several M2-powered devices this year. The M2 SoC is said to be an upgrade to the M1 series of SoCs, and we have already seen some early predictions that say the SoC is coming against the likes of the Core i9-12900HK and RTX 3070. Apparently, Apple is available on the way to ensure adequate availability of mineral M2 thanks to help from Samsung.

It is learned Samsung is developing the flip-chip ball grid array (FC-BGA) box for Apple’s upcoming M2 series of SoCs. FC-BGA is a printed circuit board that attaches the chip to the main substrate. FC-BGA is developed by Samsung’s Electro-Mechanics division which also provides FC-BGA for M1 series.

ET reports that Samsung is also providing FC-BGA connections to the M2. Apparently, Apple started. development of M2 SoC immediately after the launch of M1-based Macs. The company is impressed by Samsung’s efforts with the M1 and is determined to continue with the same FC-BGA vendor for the M2.

FC-BGA is a very complex technology and few companies other than Samsung such as Ibiden of Japan and Unimicron of Taiwan have the ability to offer FC-BGA reliably to Apple. Samsung Electro-Mechanics is investing heavily to become a strong performer in the FC-BGA niche. Samsung has invested US $ 241 million (KRW 300 billion) in the South Korean FC-BGA fab and upwards of US $ 1 billion (KRW 1.3 trillion) in the FC-BGA manufacturing facility in Vietnam. The company expects supply shortages by 2027 and therefore strives to sue as many customers as possible.

LG Innotek has also entered the FC-BGA market but apparently is not accounted for in the supply of substrates to the M2 lineup. Buy the 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch with M1 Pro SoC on Amazon

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