This might be a good year for Samsung. There are rumors that Samsung Electronics Co. will manufacture Apple A9 processor chips for possibly the next Apple’s iPhone model. Samsung Electronics has lost the contract to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to manufacture the A8 processor chips for the previous iPhone model. One of the reasons was because Samsung and Apple were not in a good working relationship due to legal disputes back in 2011.
The Apple A9 processor chip will be manufactured in Samsung’s Giheung plant in South Korea. The order spillover will be done by Samsung’s partner Globalfoundries Inc. According to analyst at HI Investment & Securities Co, Song Myung Sup, if Globalfoundries could quickly adopt Samsung’s most advanced technology and increases yield, the company could also won orders from Qualcomm.
In this way, Samsung was expected to turn its business from 1 trillion won ($914 million) lost last year to a 1 trillion won gain this year. Samsung is the second chip manufacturer while Taiwan Semiconductor is the world’s biggest chip manufacturer which budgeted a record of $12 billion for plants and equipments.
Samsung shares has risen 8.1 percent this year when compared with a 6.8 percent advance for the benchmark Kospi index. As for Apple, there is no official announcement on specifications or designs of the next new iPhone.