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Following in the footsteps of Apple and Samsung, LG is going to design its own smartphone and tablet processors.

The Korea company has teamed up with Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC, and according to a source familiar with its plans, the upcoming G3 flagship will be LG’s first smartphone powered by an in-house processor.

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Samsung has surpassed Apple as the world’s biggest buyer of semiconductors, according to Gartner. The Korean company’s hugely popular smartphones, such as the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II, led to a 29% surge in chip purchases in 2012, taking its semiconductor spending past that of any other company.