Citing anonymous LG officials, The Korea Times reported that LG is stepping up in-house chip production for its devices, starting with CPUs for its web capable smart TVs.
LG's first chip is said to be called the H13, where the H stands for home entertainment and the 13 indicates the chip's launch year.
While the chips will carry LG's name, they are said to be produced by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which will make the parts using its 28 nanometer manufacturing process.
LG's do it yourself plan
LG's move to produce in-house CPUs will make the Korean company more independent when it comes to the parts in its products.
The company's plans reportedly also extend to eventually making its own chips for smartphones, to use in its own mobile devices as well as sell to other OEMs.
Now Apple may also move toward in-house chips through TSMC for future devices.
As more companies make the shift to in-house CPU manufacturing, 2013 could become an interesting year for traditional chip makers like Broadcom and ARM.
Via The Korea Times
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