Report: TSMC to start Apple A9 mass production this month35
Back in April, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that TSMC will end up with 30% of the A9 business from Apple, but the results of the trial production could change things. In addition, the report adds that there was no difference in the performance of TSMC's chips produced using the 16nm process, and Samsung's chips produced using the 14nm process.
Based on the result of the trial runs, TSMC will now start mass production of the A9 this month. It is unclear whether Samsung is still waiting for a nod from Apple to begin production of its own A9, or if Apple will now go with TSMC as its exclusive provider of the chip.
source: ChinaTimes (translated) via GforGames