Samsung Expected to Produce A9 Chip for Apple Using 14-nm FinFet Process

Samsung Expected to Produce A9 Chip for Apple Using 14-nm FinFet Process

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Samsung is set to begin production of the A9 chip for Apple using its 14-nanometre process, reports ZDNet. The company will begin producing 14-nm application processors (APs) for clients such as Apple, Qualcomm, and AMD "around the end of the year".

Kim Ki-nam, president of Samsung's semiconductor business and head of System LSI business, told reporters that once the company begins to supply Apple with chips using its latest technology, profits "will improve positively".

The A8 processor in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is made using a 20-nm process. Samsung is said to be producing around 30% of supply, while TSMC is making 70%.

Sources tell ZDNet that Samsung's contract to produce the A9 chip is already in place, despite recent moves by Apple to distance itself from the company.

Chips made using the Samsung's 14-nm FinFet process reportedly use 35% less electricity, have 20% more processing power, and use 15% less space than 20-nm chips.

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Samsung Expected to Produce A9 Chip for Apple Using 14-nm FinFet Process
Pretender - October 2, 2014 at 6:05pm
Apple should have build iPhone 6 and its plus by Samsung, would have been much better like previous ones. No offense to any one just saying
. - June 15, 2016 at 12:12pm
Fun fact: tsmc chips in iPhone 6 does better than Samsung versions. Just saying.
Mewfasa - October 2, 2014 at 6:02pm
Dont feed the trolls(both samsung and apple fanboys). Apple is well known for designing. And Samsung is well known for quality and capable of high demands on chipset manufacturing. So Samsung is producing chipset for Apple? Thats a win-win for both companies. So yall fanboys have nothing to bashing eachother about in here. /preventingtrollcomments
Krapatis - October 2, 2014 at 7:22pm
Uh last year tsmc supplied the chips which hurts Samsung so you defenseless delusional have nothing more to prove, btw these trolls belong in their world. If you look at the text of this site it's enough to prove who belongs here. What irony that is because you are here assuming us the trolls.
kamatis - October 2, 2014 at 4:35pm
APple devices are nothing more than Apple-branded Samsung devices. SO people who trash talk Samsung are stupid.
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