Apple Awards Samsung Contract For 14 Nanometer A9 Processor Manufacturing - HotHardware
Apple Awards Samsung Contract  For 14 Nanometer A9 Processor Manufacturing

Apple Awards Samsung Contract For 14 Nanometer A9 Processor Manufacturing

They say that time heals all wounds, and while Samsung vs. Apple probably won't be entirely patched up in the near future, it seems that the two are beginning to smile a bit more. As the steam from the ongoing patent battles starts to die down, a new report suggests that Apple has agreed to allow Samsung to supply processors for its next-generation iPhone. Specifically, a 14nm "A9" chip.


Recently, we also heard reports that Taiwan's TSMC would begin making Apple processors, so this could be a case of dual sourcing, or choosing Samsung for certain product lines and TSMC for others. These chips probably won't ship in iOS products until the 2015 time frame, so the impending iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 is likely to not use it. The future iPhone 7 or beyond, however, probably will.


One has to wonder, however: when will Apple take all of this CPU making in-house? It's a very vertically integrated company, but relying on rivals for CPU processing remains a sore thumb of sorts.
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the next we will here of this is apple suing samung for something

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I don't think Apple wants to take the risk of manufacturing their own chips. It's too expensive and the company could never survive by producing only their own, they would have to produce for the competition to have it not bleed money. This is why Samsung and others produce for more than themselves.

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" time heals all wounds" except these eyes.... Sorry but i had too. Anyway MayhemMatthew thats a pretty good analysis. Its interesting to watch since there seemed to be reports as mentioned in the article of apple wanting to reduce dependency on samsung. As your comment mentions maybe they realize the risk involved and are either A. doing what this article mentioned or B. along that thought they are slowly moving into the in house processor creation. or possible C. is that they also realize that samsung has such lead in this might as well just suck it up and use samsung to produce its future phones.

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