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Samsung Will Provide A9 Chips to Apple for the Next-generation iPhone


News Team
Nov 27, 2012
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According to a fresh report coming from business publication Bloomberg, it seems that Samsung will manufacture the main chip for the next iPhone model. Back in 2013, Apple moved to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company for its processors, as it was looking to reduce its dependence on Samsung, a major rival in the smartphone space.

Still, it came to our attention last September that Samsung was still supplying 40 percent of the A8 chips found in the iPhone 6. Jungah Lee and Ian King with Bloomberg said the following:

"Samsung will start making Apple A9 processor chips at its Giheung plant in South Korea, the people said, asking not to be identified because the contract hasn’t been discussed publicly. Additional orders will go to Samsung’s partner Globalfoundries Inc., according to another person familiar with the arrangement."

Samsung is said to be producing the A9 chips with its advanced 14-nanometer process. Apple has decided to return to Samsung because the South-Korean company has more advanced manufacturing technologies than TSMC and it also plans to invest $15 billion on a new chip plant outside of South Korea.

Source: Bloomberg
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