Samsung lands Apple contract, will begin production on 14-nanometer A9 chip by year's end

By Shawn Knight
Oct 3, 2014
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  1. It's been a rough year for Samsung's semiconductor business. The division, known as System LSI Business, has suffered huge losses as a result of Apple's heavy reliance on rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to produce the A8 SoC found...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,155   +1,431

    Must be all warm and cosy, sleeping with the enemy...
  3. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 251   +73

    Samsung = Prostitute, Apple = John
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    "Chips built on the 14-nanometer FinFET process are expected to consume 35 percent less energy while offering 20 percent more processing power and taking up 15 percent less space compared to existing 20-nanometer components."

    That is really fascinating.
  5. BadThad

    BadThad TS Enthusiast Posts: 65   +28

    Crazy after all of the lawsuits between the two! I'm still wondering why Apple hasn't gone to Intel after tossing in the chips and moving to X86 on their would only make sense to port their mobile products as well.

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