Being in business with Apple can’t be all that bad right now. Despite a report this morning that claimed Apple’s suppliers experienced weak sales in February, there are a few Apple suppliers that are hiring more employees to meet demand.
Both TSMC and Hon Hai are looking to hire 5,000 new employees, which might mean that Apple really is looking to ditch Samsung in favor of TSMC.
As reported by Reuters, the TSMC and Hon Hai recruitment event designed for Taiwan University students, is one the biggest of its kind in recent years. Both companies are looking to add 5,000 new employees to their companies as the technology industry picks up.
Earlier this morning we reported that the new 28nm A5 chip inside the new Apple TV might mean that Apple is looking to replace Samsung’s foundry with TSMC’s. Apple probably used TSMC for the new A5 chip to test TSMC’s yield issues.
If things go well with TSMC, Apple might be able to use TSMC’s foundry’s to make a 28nm A5X chip for the Retina iPad mini and thereby distance itself from Samsung.