Samsung Said to Produce A9 Chip Orders for Apple’s Next iPhone: Bloomberg

Samsung has reportedly won A9 chip orders for Apple’s next iPhone, according to sources speaking to Bloomberg:

Samsung Electronics Co. will manufacture the main chip in Apple Inc.’s next iPhone model, regaining a customer previously lost to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

A9 processors will be produced at Samsung’s Giheung plant in South Korea say sources, while additional orders will head to Globalfoundries, which the Galaxy S6 maker partnered with last year to target TSMC, the makers of Apple’s A8 chips found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple went with TSMC for the A8 process after its business relationship with Samsung deteriorated over patent infringement disputes dating back to 2011, which saw the iPhone maker accuse the latter of copying its designs.

Tonight’s report does not necessarily shed anything new, as previous reports have indicated Samsung had similarly won orders for Apple’s next A9 processor, a story that has been developing since July 2013.

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