When it comes to chips, Apple just can’t quit its Samsung habit

Korea’s Electronic Times reports today that Samsung has begun manufacturing Apple’s A9 system-on-chip, the successor to the A8 currently powering the iPhone 6 and latest iPads. Using Samsung’s newest 14nm production process, the new chip is said to have entered production yesterday, December 11th, at Samsung’s facility in Austin, Texas. There’s been varying speculation about who will be building the next generation of Apple’s processor after the A8 saw Apple shifting most of its manufacturing orders to Taiwan’s TSMC. Now it appears that Samsung has reclaimed the lion’s share of Apple’s production needs, which is something the Korean company foretold in comments made to the press in October. Dr. Kinam Kim, the president and general…

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