According to Reuters, the next generation iPhone and iPad will run on processors released by South Korean firms Samsung, which will begin to supply processors Apple A9, produced by 14-nm process technology. In this case, refers to 2015, when it is planned to start commercial production of these chips.
“Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) will lose orders for the next-generation of Apple and Qualcomm, which will cooperate with Samsung, Taiwan media reported.
Apple and Qualcomm chose TSMC production capacity Samsung to release 14-nm processors for mobile devices. Supply of components planned for the second half of 2015, “- writes Reuters.
In the past, Samsung is the exclusive supplier of chips for devices operating system iOS. This year, the major part of orders received TSMC. Earlier it was reported that Samsung and TSMC equally split an order on the A9 in 2015, and each will receive 30-40% of the total, but Reuters refutes this information, claiming that all orders will go to the Korean vendor. Against these messages stock prices TSMC fell 6%.
14-nanometer processor Apple A9, will have to appear in the generation of products of manufacture 2015. Presented this year iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and 3 iPad mini will run on 20-nanometer chips A8, which are available in capacities of TSMC.