Samsung as well as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Business (TSMC) are still contending for the civil liberties to make Apple’s next-generation A9 chip as a primary vendor is anticipated to be named by the end of this year, reports Digitimes.
According to the record, Samsung has actually provided Apple lower rates quotes in an attempt to secure the rights to produce the A9. The business is also ready to generate other chips like flash memory as well as execute optimization solutions in-house. Samsung was the longtime manufacturer of Apple’s A-series chips until Apple struck a take care of TSMC to make its chips last year.
Last month, Samsung semiconductor head Kim Ki-nam revealed that the firm would certainly start work on 14-nanometer processors for Apple, indicating that the Oriental company could have already succeeded the bid to produce the next-generation A9 chip. It is also feasible that both firms might share the production lots as Apple looks to diversify its supply chain also further to a lot better suit its production needs.
Last year, it was reported that Apple signed an agreement with Samsung to handle 30 % to 40 % of overall A9 chip production, as TSMC would certainly be taking care of the remainder of the production lots. Apple’s A9 chip would most likely be showcased in next year’s line of apples iphone as well as iPads, as the iPhone 6 as well as 6 Plus currently use the 20-nanometer A8 processor. The iPad Air 2 makes use of a much more powerful triple-core A8X chip which depends on 55 % faster than the A8 chip discovered in the apple iphone 6.