Apple makes both Samsung and TSMC make A9 SOC for iPhone 6s




Apple has two different socs designed for the iPhone 6s, according to an analysis of Chipworks. Some of the phones will get the Samsung manufactured version of the A9, the other part has a processor on board from the factories of TSMC.

The A9-socs have different type numbers, claiming Chip Works. In addition, the sizes which are different. While that of TSMC opens onto 104,5mm2 is that of Samsung 96mm2. The gambling site that both manufacturers have deployed their smallest process in production. That’s when Samsung 14nm-FinFET, in TSMC 16nm involves also a FinFET-process.

It’s a mystery why Apple does make two socs who then presents under the same name. Chipworks suggests that there are major problems with the production of 9, leaving Apple with two different manufacturers chances spreads that shortages and the device would be scarcely available. It is exceptional that a manufacturer with both Samsung and TSMC has manufactured the same mobile soc. The A8 let Apple make with TSMC, the A7 joined Samsung from.

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