- Nov 27, 2012
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Recently, it’s been discovered that TSMC-built iPhones are a bit more power efficient than the ones outfitted with the Samsung-built A9 chipset. Now a fresh report say that this particular gap in performance and battery life between the A9 chips manufactured by TSMC and Samsung has prompted Apple to source the A10 chipset exclusively from TSMC.
The information comes from Taiwanese media which is quoting a JP Morgan analyst as saying that Samsung will be left out entirely from the lucrative contract to build these chipsets. The A9 and A9X processors are currently being built by both TSMC and Samsung, but Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has been predicted to account for all the orders for Apple’s next-generation A10 processor.
The A10 chips are said to be manufactured using TSMC’s InFO architecture. The current A9 and A9X chipsets are being manufactured on Samsung’s 14-nanometer process and TSMC’s 16-nanometer FinFET process technology.