Next-gen A9 processors are already being talked about on the internet. Well, the choice of companies left with Apple now would be just between Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC). It was said before that Samsung would be the major supplier of Apple’s A9 chips but it is being rumoured that TSMC would continue being the supplier for next-gen devices next year.
MIC director Chris Hung stated:
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the two companies’ technological capabilities are similar, so the key factor will be whose mass-production yield is better. However, as Apple tends to spread the risks, it is likely that the winning supplier of A9 will not take all the orders.
What do you think?