Apple's next-gen A9 chip enters production at Samsung's plant in Texas

Samsung begins manufacturing Apple's new A9 processor in Texas, prepare the rumors of the iPhone 6S?

@anthony256
Published Sun, Dec 14 2014 12:31 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Samsung is currently producing Apple's next-gen A9 system-on-chips (SoC) at its Austin, Texas-based plant according to a report from Korean IT news site Electronic Times.

Apple's next-gen A9 chip enters production at Samsung's plant in Texas | TweakTown.com

Considering TSMC built most of the A8 chips for Apple, this is a very big deal for Samsung - to lead production of the A9 processor for its biggest competitor. TSMC will still make some of Apple's A9 processors, but Samsung will be making the majority of them. Samsung is reportedly using their 14nm process to build Apple's A9 chip, as Samsung's Semiconductor Business President and General Manager, Dr. Kinam Kim, revealed the news in late October.

We don't know when Samsung will provide Apple with the first fresh out of the oven A9 processors to Apple, or when Apple will launch new products with the next-gen SoC. I think we'll see Apple announce a new iPhone earlier than normal, especially if Samsung is already making the A9 processor for the company.

NEWS SOURCE:techspot.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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