Apple and Samsung will collaborate for the production of the A9 chip of the next iPhone
According to the latest information it seems that Apple and Samsung restart their relationships, although only occasionally. This is a great opportunity for both companies, on the one hand Apple He has never found a processor supplier that is reliable enough and on the other, Samsung has always had a great economic and image benefit for its collaborations with the Californian firm. For this the two technological giants (Apple and Samsung) will collaborate again, this time in the production of the A9 chip of the next iPhone.
Samsung's offer to produce A9 chips is cheaper than TSMC's
As noted through a new report that arrives directly from China, Samsung could handle most of the production of the new A9 chip that will mount the next generation of iPhone and that will be available from next year, 2015, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be responsible for manufacturing the chips that will be assembled by the next iPad.
As we know, this year the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mount A8 chips, these chips have been manufactured by TSMC after an agreement that had been signed with Apple last year 2013. However and despite the struggle between both manufacturers to be able to obtain the next contract of Apple, it seems that Samsung managed to beat TSMC by offering Cupertino boys lower prices for the manufacturing process FinFET at 14nm.
After the "poor" results obtained in the third quarter by Samsung, these have increased their commitment to achieve the highest number of orders by Apple, considering that the South Korean giant's profits fell a whopping 60 percent compared to the same period last year, 2013.
TSMC will manufacture the processors of the next iPad of Apple
The report notes that TSMC has invested heavily in the equipment necessary to build next-generation chips of Apple and, in fact, they could start processing FinFET 16nm products for the new iPhone from next December.
As expected, The next generation of iPhone and iPad will probably be available from September and October 2015, correspondingly, if we take into account the times used by the Californian firm to present its new products.