Samsung to Build Next Generation A9 Chips for Apple
On the market front, Samsung and Apple may be arch rivals. They’re like Batman and Bane from the comics of course and not from that dumb sequel of the epic Dark Knight. But when it comes to dealing with hardware for the devices, the companies constantly collaborate with each other. Samsung has been a provider of displays and processors for Apple devices in the past and now the company has won a deal to help develop the chip that will power the next generation iPhones.
Samsung won the contract to develop the new 14 nanometer thin chips. The Korean giant has been involved in the chips of Apple’s flagship smartphones since their inception in 2007. But for the development of the A8 chip for the current generation iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple involved Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Samsung is still providing about 40% of the present generation A8 chips.
The A8 chips in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is a 20nm thin 64-bit chip. Smaller chips have the benefits of being more power efficient and with the development in technology they are getting better at performance. With this chip, you can expect an even better battery life from your next iPhone.