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The iPhone 6S Will Have Samsung Inside


Next year’s iPhone 6S will probably have Samsung inside…macrumors.com says Samsung has started making Apple’s A9 chip in Texas. iPhone 6 chipmaker TSMC will provide a supplementary supply from Taiwan. 73 more words

Samsung begins stamping out Apple A9 processors in 14nm FinFET in Texas

”Samsung Electronics began production of ‘A9,’ the application processor (AP) for Apple’s next-generation smartphone,” Bae Ok-jin reports for Korea IT News. “It applies the 14nm FinFET, the cutting-edge microprocess for system semiconductors, for the first time.” 221 more words


Production of next year's A9 chip reportedly underway, Samsung may take 100% of orders

Production by Samsung of the A9 chip destined for next year’s iPhones and iPads is underway, according to a report in Korea’s Electronic Times. 178 more words

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Globalfoundries striving to win orders from Qualcomm and Apple

Globalfoundries is striving to be among the major contract chipmakers of Qualcomm and Apple, vying for 14nm chip orders from the two vendors, according to industry sources. 37 more words


Qualcomm Will Offload Its Mirasol Panel Plant In Taiwan

American semiconductor company Qualcomm recently confirmed that they will sell their Mirasol panel plant in Longtan, Taiwan, to Taiwanese local foundry TSMC. Mirasol panel manufacturing was a business under Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, and it was once considered a breakthrough LCD panel product. 22 more words


Global IC foundry sales to rise 12% in 2015, says TSMC co-CEO

The global IC foundry market is forecast to increase 12% in 2015, outpacing the overall semiconductor sector’s 5% growth, said TSMC’s co-CEO Mark Liu at the company’s 14th annual Supply Chain Management forum held December 4. 50 more words


TSMC to grab 40-50% of A9 chip orders

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to secure a combined 40-50% of Apple’s A9 processor orders for next-generation iPad and iPhone devices, according to industry sources. 38 more words