Apple could change production of its 14-nanometer next-generation chips for iPhone from TSMC to Samsung, baseding on details put together by Reuters.
TSMC will certainly be supplanted by Samsung in the manufacturing of 14-nanometre mobile phone chips for Apple and Qualcomm beginning in the second one-half of 2015, KGI Stocks analyst Michael Liu stated in a note to customers released late on Wednesday after a TSMC financier meeting.
Taiwanese media records state Apple companion Qualcomm has currently begun working with Samsung on the brand-new chips and has currently started positioning orders for them.
Recently, a report showed that TSMC had begun delivering A-series chips to Apple in Q2 2014, finishing the historical exclusivity deal Apple had with Samsung to generate smartphone chips. The discount, which was concurred to last year, belonged to Apple’s proposal to minimize dependence on Samsung for iOS device elements. In addition, TSMC had actually been mass generating 20-nanometer chips for Apple and is dealing with the business on 16-nanometer chips.
Nonetheless, it appears Apple will be relying on Samsung for the 14-nanometer variety that is rumored to be the A9 processor in this fall’s iPhone 6. TSMC Chairman Morris Chang does claim that the firm will rebound in 2016 and regain market share, perhaps prompting that an additional manage Apple is feasible for future iOS tools.