“Samsung Electronics and Globalfoundries have secured a combined 70% of orders for Apple’s A9 processors with their 14nm FinFET technology, according to industry sources,” Josephine Lien and Jessie Shen report for DigiTimes.
“Globalfoundries will be used as a backup fab by Samsung for the manufacture of Apple’s 14nm A9 chips, with the availability of production capacity estimated at 20,000-30,000 wafers monthly, the sources indicated,” Lien and Shen report. “Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which fabricates all of Apple’s A8 chips for the iPhone 6 devices, will take up the remaining 30% of orders for Apple’s next-generation A9 chips with its 16nm FinFET process, the sources noted.”
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