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Samsung to Manufacture Apple's Next iPhone Chip?

Samsung to Manufacture Apple's Next iPhone Chip?

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Apple is planning to use Samsung to manufacture its next-generation iPhone chips, according to a new report from Re/code.

While Apple had hoped to rely more heavily on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to fabricate the Ax family of processors used in its iOS devices, the company has turned to Samsung for its next-generation A9 chip, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

The site notes Apple is going with Samsung because its managed to shrink the size of the transistors on its chips to 14nm while TSMC is still at 20nm.

Notably, a recent report from Maeil Business Newspaper indicated that Samsung will be responsible for about 75% of production of Apple's A9 chip. However, both these reports contradict previous ones that suggested Apple would shift A9 production to TSMC because of its better yields.

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Samsung to Manufacture Apple's Next iPhone Chip?

eagle666 - February 7, 2015 at 12:35pm
SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG rules and benefits the public how and what has apple ever given to public apart from rippping people and and kids who are indeed manipulated to sell there toys as how they please and even control the repairs ...greedy F>>>>>S
iAmMe - February 5, 2015 at 7:30am
That's where Samsung should focus on!
iCluelessfied - February 4, 2015 at 11:38pm
Of course they will. Design=Apple...Brains/'s been this way for MOST of the iPhone's history, with a few exemptions. Apple is a design company, not a technology company.
dave vangina - February 5, 2015 at 2:06am
Exactly, they have no clue how this stuff works, all Samsung needs to do is put few exploits in
Maybe - February 4, 2015 at 9:23pm