On Wednesday, the analyst of KGI Securities Michael Lui disclosed Samsung’s new plans to the customers. The new plans are about the replacement of TSMC next-gen 14nm smartphone chips that are manufactured for Qualcomm and Apple. According to Michael Liu, Samsung plans to do that during the second half of next year.
On Thursday, two newspapers reported about the ongoing progress between Samsung and Qualcomm. According to Commercisal Times of Korea, Samsung and Qualcomm are already working on the production of these chips. The Economic Daily News says that Samsung has already received orders from Qualcomm for the chips.
Apple goes for TSMC
The chips that are used in Apple iPhone 6 by Apple are manufactured by TSMC. Samsung’s long arrangement to produce these chips came to an end during the second quarter of this year when the A-series chips started to arrive at Apple. Apple and Samsung are the top competitors of the smartphone market with their patent battles continuing for quite some time. To give another blow to Samsung, Apple has decided not to get A8 chips manufactured from Samsung. For this purpose, Apple has selected the TSMC Company. It is expected that the A8 chip is going to be the first chip of its series that will achieve the clock speed of 2GHz.
Speculation and claims
There is a speculation that Apple will get A9 chips manufactured from Samsung. However, the CEO of TSMC Morris Chang claims that his company will rise again in 2016 when Apple will place orders for the A9 chips.