Report: Samsung to be responsible for 75% of A9 production for the Apple iPhone 6s

Report: Samsung to be responsible for 75% of A9 production for the Apple iPhone 6s
Just a few days ago, we passed along the latest buzz about Apple A9 production. According to three analysts from UBS, TSMC would be providing 50% of the A9 and A9X chips for the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. Just a few days before that, another report had Samsung and Globalfoundries producing 70% of the A9 chips with TSMC manufacturing just 30% of them. In December, TSMC was considered the frontrunner to receive the bulk of the A9 business from Apple.

On Monday (Seoul time, it is still Sunday evening in the states) Maeil Business Newspaper reported that Samsung will be producing 75% of the Apple A9 chips expected to be used in the next iteration of the iPhone. Samsung will produce the chips using its factory in Austin, Texas according to anonymous sources in the semiconductor industry.

The newspaper report did not say how much the contract with Apple would be worth to Samsung, nor did it publish the names of the other companies supplying the remaining 25% of the chips. TSMC is obviously one name that we expect to be involved with production of the A9. The company has produced 100% of the A8 and A8X chips used by Apple for the Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple iPad Air 2.

source: MaeilBusinessNewspaper via Reuters


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