Yet another report suggests that Apple (AAPL) has excluded Samsung from development of its A7 chipset. According to the Korea Times, the company is being assisted by TSMC in creating its next-generation processor. The move is the latest blow to Samsung (005930), which has seen Apple shift away from using its components in the iPhone and iPad due to increased competition and ongoing legal battles. Samsung is now said to be interested in partnering with NVIDIA (NVDA), in addition to its in-house Exynos brand, to maintain growth in its semiconductor business. An earlier report claimed that risk production of the A7 will begin in May or June, and the chipset will debut in commercial products in early 2014.