• TSMC to Be Apple's A9 Chip Supplier



    Apple released the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices just a few months ago, but talks of the next generation A9 processors are already being talked about. Apparently, the choice of companies left are now just between Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC). It was previously reported by Digitimes that Samsung would be the main supplier of Apple’s A9 chips but now rumors are saying that TSMC may continue being the supplier for upcoming devices next year.

    It was noted that although the two competing companies are very similar, Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute researchers have said that TSMC may win the deal with Apple. The reason being that TSMC can produce a higher number of pieces when compared to Samsung. MIC director Chris Hung stated:

    the two companies’ technological capabilities are similar, so the key factor will be whose mass-production yield is better. However, as Apple tends to spread the risks, it is likely that the winning supplier of A9 will not take all the orders.
    TSMC has other competitors with the biggest one being Chinese global foundry businesses. Who do you think Apple should give the green light to? Let us know in the comments below.

    Source: Taipei Times
    This article was originally published in forum thread: TSMC to Be Apple's A9 Chip Supplier started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. imon_welfare's Avatar
      imon_welfare -
      I'll never understand how Apple still continues to have Samsung make **** for them. If Apple was smart they'd stop having Samsung do parts for them. You'd notice a major money loss to Samsung
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      But quality and quantity are key and Samsung can provide both with monetarily backed guarantees.
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