28nm HK + MG process, Apple A7 confirmed Samsung Electronics OEM




Apple A7 processor is determined by Samsung Electronics foundry, two relationships seems well maintained.

Chipworks is being deconstructed Apple A7, but they also confirmed earlier this processor is manufactured by Samsung Electronics, uses a 28nm HK + MG process (Apple A6 for the 32nm HK + MG process), this part of the Samsung’s own Exynos 5420 and 5410 the same.

A7 pitch 678×452 665×443 28nm HK+MG 製程,Apple A7 證實為 Samsung Electronics 代工 (Source: Chipworks)

Meanwhile Chipworks have also released Apple A7’s Die shot. Through it, perhaps can let you know more about Fengyun 64-bit processors.

A7 annotated 575px 665×704 28nm HK+MG 製程,Apple A7 證實為 Samsung Electronics 代工 (Source: Chipworks, Anandtech)

According to Anandtech saying, A7 A6 processor CPU area than large, but they did not mention exactly how much the gap between the two, only slightly mentioned A7 CPU area accounts for 17%.

Apple A7 addition, the same time there is a co-processor M7, is from NXP.

Market sources have pointed out, TSMC began trial production of Apple, and the future will take up with Samsung Electronics is completely cut, perhaps hard to say, but there may be seen crossing TSMC and Samsung Electronics in Apple products.

As Intel will help Apple foundry news, perhaps look to progress to the next Apple 22nm say it.

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