A9 chip

New Tests Favour Samsung A9 Over TSMC in iPhone 6s Battery Life

The folks over at Tom's Hardware have performed some more tests on both Samsung and TSMC versions of the A9 SoC found in the new iPhone 6s / 6s Plus devices, to find out if there are any actual power or performance differences between the two chips. Turns out, both versions of the A9 SoC actually deliver...

Apple is Now One of the World’s Best Processor Design Companies

In an interesting new article titled "Apple’s Insurmountable Platform Advantage”, Steve Cheney has explained how Apple is no longer just a company that excels at synthesizing its expertise in hardware and software design into great products, but has now also become one of the few companies in the world that excels at processor design (via SixColors). He...

Here’s How to Check if Your iPhone 6s Has Samsung or TMSC A9 Chip

With the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple is using A9 processing chips from two different sources i.e Samsung and TMSC. While it has already been confirmed with several benchmark tests that both processors are nearly identical in performance, some curious folks may be interested in knowing which of the two is present...

Alleged iPhone 6s Screen Resolution, A9 Chip Leaked [PICS]

With less than 48 hours to go until the anticipated Apple media event, the rumour mill continues to spill more information: Two fresh leaks from China claim to reveal new information about the upcoming iPhone 6s. First, GeekBar (via OnLeaks) shared a couple of alleged images of the A9 processor that will power the iPhone 6s and...

TSMC to Manufacture Apple’s A10 Chips Using 10 nm Process [Rumour]

Deep inside Apple's supply chain, the ongoing battle between Samsung and TSMC for the A-chip orders continues. Following up rumours of Samsung winning the majority of A9 chip orders, now the latest whispers from Taiwanese suppliers reveal that TSMC will be "compensated" with the majority of A10 chips due next year. According to sources speaking...

Samsung Said to Have Won Majority of A9 Chip Orders

Rumours about who will grab the (most) Ax chip orders from Apple have gained traction ever since TSMC came into the picture. Now, four months after the initial release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, contradictory rumours have begun to appear about who is going to win these orders. The latest says: Samsung. According...

Samsung Said to Begin Manufacturing First Set of 14 nm A9 chips

Samsung has allegedly begun manufacturing the first set of Apple's A9 processor using a 14 nm FinFET process. The A9 chip is expected to power the next-generation iPhones and iPads. According to ETNews' (via AppleInsider) sources, manufacturing began this week in Samsung's Austin foundry. The move is rather interesting, as the two tech giants have been...

TSMC Said to be Supplying the Lion’s Share of Apple’s A9 Chips

Apple’s new partner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (or TSMC), is said to be taking the majority of Apple’s A9 orders for the next generation iPhones and iPads, the Commercial Times reported, citing foreign sources. The rest of the orders will go to Samsung, according to supply chain insiders. You may recall that TSMC has completed...

Samsung Said to Manufacture Apple’s A9 Chip on 14 nm Process

Samsung's profits are expected to "improve positively" as the Korean company's semiconductor's arm starts manufacturing application processors for Apple using a 14 nm process around the end of the year (via ZDNET, 9to5Mac). Samsung is expected to start producing application processors (APs) for clients such as Apple, Qualcomm, and AMD, using its 14-nanometre process around the...

TSMC Said to Manufacture Apple’s A9 Chip on 16nm FinFET Process in Q1 2015

According to the  Economic Daily News, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC) will start manufacturing Apple’s A9 chip earlier than planned next year, Digitimes claims. TSMC originally planned to kicked off 16nm volume production in second-quarter 2015. TSMC faces strong competition from Samsung Electronics' foundry business. TSMC is said to be Apple’s main partner for...