Samsung may have been excluded as a supplier of Apple chips

By Nell Walker
According to Chinese-language news website, Digitimes, Samsung has been dropped as a supplier of chips for Apples iPhones. Previously, the chips &ndash...

According to Chinese-language news website, Digitimes, Samsung has been dropped as a supplier of chips for Apple’s iPhones.

Previously, the chips – including the A9 chip – were created equally by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Samsung, but not only is TSMC the sole supplier of the iPhone 7’s A10 chip, it seems that the A11 will be the same.

Tests of the iPhone have shown that the TSMC chip runs better and offers an extended battery life; a small difference, but significant enough for Apple to make the change.

The latest in the iPhone series will be released on 2016. Various reports suggest that Apple may be planning something different for the gadget’s 10th anniversary next year.

The Digitimes article states: "TSMC is already the exclusive manufacturer of Apple’s A10 chip which will power the upcoming iPhone series slated for launch in September 2016. The Taiwan-based foundry will continue to be the sole supplier of Apple’s next-generation A11 processor that will be built on a 10nm FinFET process."

 

Follow @ManufacturingGL and @NellWalkerMG

Share

Featured Articles

Three steps to building a resilient enterprise ecosystem

Rob McAveney, CTO at software company Aras, shares his three top tips to create a resilient enterprise ecosystem which can help businesses to adapt

Chocolate manufacturer Venchi on sustainable packaging

Cècile Osti, of luxury chocolate manufacturer Venchi, discusses balancing tradition while expanding the market, Easter 2022 & sustainable packaging

Sustainability goals in manufacturing need a boost with AI

Moving sustainability goals from the boardroom to the control room will need the power of AI to truly reduce emissions, says Jane Ren, founder of Atomiton

Mitigating market disruptions using AI in manufacturing

AI & Automation

Business Intelligence: defining customer experience at Accu

Technology

Expect to see these food manufacturing trends in 2022

AI & Automation