According to new information, Samsung, one of Apple's main competitors in the mobile field, will produce the company chip The A9 is expected to be unveiled with the next generation of iPhones and iPads.
The chip, which comes in 14 nanometer only lithography, is based on "3D" transistors with FinFET gates. The new chips are manufactured in the latest factory of סמסונג Texas, the only factory in the world that manufactures chips for devices Mobile In such a low lithography, when the producer TSMC Is currently only producing a probe in the lithography of 16 nanometers.
This news comes only about a week afterSamsung has announced On the start of mass production of chips in the 14 nanometer and the 3D technology with the X-FinFET, And now we know who will be one of the company's biggest customers for chips, if not the largest.
Despite the speculation that Apple will distribute its A9 chip production between at least another manufacturer (TSMC? GlobalFoundries?), Apple's new alliance with סמסונג Certainly attests to a change in chip manufacturing, or the desperation of Dark On the subject.