“Apple has awarded the contract for its next-generation A9 chips to Samsung Corp., which will share the work with GlobalFoundries, according to Bloomberg News,” Eric Anderson reports for The Times Union.GlobalFoundries will make the chips at its Malta plant, which has been preparing for the work since late 2013, the Times Union reported previously.”

“Analysts speculated that the newest chips would go into the iPhone 6s, an update from the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which use the A8 chips produced by Samsung rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.,” Anderson reports. “GlobalFoundries has been working for at least the past two years to land business from Apple. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said in 2013 that he was approached by GlobalFoundries’ CEO, Ajit Manocha, to help the company form a ‘“stronger relationship’ with Apple, the Times Union reported that November.”

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