For the 2018 Apple iPhone new machine A series of chip orders competition, is a recent hot topic.
The first first by the Korean media exposure next year Samsung will re-supply the chip for Apple's new iPhone equipment, thus breaking the past two years, TSMC for Apple's new iPhone equipment A series chip supply monopoly. To this end, Samsung allegedly purchased the most advanced chip manufacturing equipment, extreme ultraviolet lithography, will be used for the production of new iPhone for the 7-nanometer mobile chip.
Then came TSMC is expanding its 7 nm process chip plan. According to the electronic newspaper quoted industry observers as saying that TSMC is still likely to become the exclusive supplier of 2018 A series of chips. As for the reason, industry watchers said TSMC's second-generation integrated fan-out wafer-level package (InFO WLP) technology makes the company's 7 nm FinFET technology more competitive than Samsung, so Samsung is unlikely to regain Apple 2018 iPhone Series A chip orders.
But the United States well-known financial blog The Motley Fool technical columnist Ashraf Eassa has issued a document that TSMC still have to be careful, Samsung is still possible to break its monopoly on the iPhone A series of chip orders. In view of Samsung's experience in supplying chips for the iPhone a few years ago, if the company can drive its next-generation iPhone production cycle to its 7 nm process chip technology research and development and commercial applications, and the price is reasonable, Samsung still May be away from the hands of TSMC part of Apple orders. After all, there is a little bit critical, for some key parts of the procurement, Apple is more inclined to diversification of suppliers.