The 20-nanometer process technology can result in speeds that are much higher than its 28-nanometer chips
According to the reports by Chipworks, which has been analyzing various components on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the 20-nanometer A8 processor in Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was fabricated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). According to what most of the people are saying, the iPhone 5s used a 28-nanometer processor and the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus have a 20-nanometer processor. This means that the iPhone 6 models are going to be much faster than the previous iPhones since TSMC believes that the 20-nanometer process technology can result in speeds that are much higher than its 28-nanometer chips.
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One of the other major advantages of this 20-nanometer process is that it will make use of a smaller chip which is going to need lesser power. Plenty of rumors had been circulating around as soon as the iPhone models had been introduced and there were debates going on regarding which company had taken the responsibility of the processors, Samsung or TSMC.
Many people had been settling for Samsung since the previous chips such as the A7 in the iPhone 5s had come from Samsung. However, Apple has entered into a partnership with TSMC and this was a pretty clever move which meant that they would no longer have to rely on their rival too much. This is also aimed towards diversifying the supply chain of the company and reports have suggested that the partnership between Apple and Samsung hasn’t ended completely.
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