TSMC has received orders for a third of the chips Apple A9

TSMC has received orders for a third of the chips Apple A9

Company Apple “at the last moment” decided to cooperate with TSMC, placing in Taiwanese contract manufacturer for about 30% of orders for the release of processors for the next generation of smartphones iPhone. This was reported by a leading analyst of KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo to investors sent out an e-mail.

Recently leaked information that the manufacturer of the new chipset will be engaged in the South Korean giant Samsung Electronics and its strategic partner – Globalfoundries. However, the timing of delivery SoC were in jeopardy. According to the expert, the chip yield with the release of Apple A9 was only 30%, while the industry standard for a rate of not less than 50%.

In addition, the Samsung underestimated the demand for the flagship smartphone Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The company will have to increase production of 14-nm mobile processors to meet their own needs. In this situation, the interests of other customers sidelined.

As for TSMC, 16-nanometer technology FinFET Turbo is fully compliant with Apple’s assembly yield of crystals and other indicators.

TSMC has received orders for a third of the chips Apple A9 updated: April 16, 2015 author: John Malkovich