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TSMC Wins Sole Production Rights for A10 SoC in ‘iPhone 7’ [Report]

In contrast to the split production of A9 chip between TMSC and Samsung, the former is said to have won sole production rights on the A10 SoC for the next-generation 'iPhone 7’, according to two separate reports, one from Taiwan's Commercial Times (via EE Times) and another from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, MacRumors is reporting....

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...

TSMC vs Samsung A9 Battery Life Compared: ArsTechnica

Battery life has always been an issue with iPhones, but the dual component sourcing of the iPhone 6s A9 SoC put the whole matter into a new perspective: since early tests published on PrimateLabs' website showed phones with Samsung chips scoring lower than those with TSMC chips, people started wondering which versions they have in...

AnandTech Breaks Down Apple’s TSMC vs Samsung A9 Statement

Apple’s decision to dual-source the A9 SoC in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus has sparked a debate as to whether there is a difference between the two in terms of performance and power consumption. Reports have suggested there is, so Apple has made an atypical move and addressed consumer concerns with a statement (you...

Apple Responds to TSMC vs Samsung A9 Battery Life on iPhone 6s

By now you probably know which manufacture made the A9 CPU inside your iPhone 6s, either Samsung or TSMC, with the latter showing in tests to have slightly better battery life. Apple has now addressed this issue with a statement to TechCrunch, noting the tests you see in labs showing both models run at max...

iPhone 6s Performance/Battery Tests: TSMC vs Samsung A9 [VIDEO]

Apple’s decision to use two different A9 CPUs for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus appears to have created the mandatory controversy the media expects around the company’s smartphone launches (think: antenna-gate; bend-gate, etc). Yesterday we shared how you can determine which A9 CPU is inside your iPhone 6s, and now YouTube channel TLD...

Apple Has Two Different A9 Processors for iPhone 6s: Chipworks

Apple just won't stop surprising us: Anandtech just revealed that the iPhone 6s has set mobile records for early benchmarks, and now Chipworks says it has found two different A9 application processors manufactured on a 16 nm process. Following its early report on Friday shortly after it dissected iPhone 6s units, Chipworks is back, teasing...

TSMC Reportedly Wins A10 Chip Exclusive Orders: Digitimes

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has allegedly beaten Samsung and won exclusive orders from Apple to deliver A10 processors, according to supply chain sources speaking with Digitimes. TSMC will offer its in-house developed backend integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging for the production of the A10 chips, which will be built using the foundry's 16nm FinFET process...

Apple Helps Suppliers Foxconn, TSMC Hit Record Q4 Revenues

Apple's biggest supply chain partners, TSMC and Hon Hai Precision Industry (otherwise known as Foxconn), have posted record revenue for December, regulatory filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange reveal, as noticed by AppleInsider. Foxconn has reported consolidated revenue of $16.24 billion for December, and posted a quarterly record growth of 57.71% sequentially, and 12.75% year-over-year....

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 be Supplying 80% of Apple A-series Chips from 2016

Apple has allegedly contracted Samsung to supply the bulk of the of A-series chips for iOS devices, pushing TSMC on the second place. The latter has officially become an Apple supplier after years of rumours of possible partnership, and manufactured the A8 (and A8X?) chips found in the latest generation iPhone and iPads. The new...