16nm technology be used to manufacture a more powerful chip for Apple Watch 2 - CYDIAPLUS.com


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Thursday, 11 August 2016

16nm technology be used to manufacture a more powerful chip for Apple Watch 2

A 'S2' chip designed by Apple potentiate a second generation of Apple Watch not produced by Samsung, as it was originally with the smart chip S1 watch the Cupertino company. According to a new report published in the Taiwanese digital media, DigiTimes, the semiconductor company Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has managed to beat Samsung in obtaining orders for S2 the chip.

Indeed, the second generation of Apple Watch and improved version of the original Apple Watch possess the S2 chip, built using the process technology TSMC 16 nanometer.

"TSMC will replace Samsung as the exclusive supplier of chips for the next generation of Apple Watch, from the second half of 2016", as written in the article by DigiTimes, citing a report from the Central News Agency of Taiwan ( CNA). The current chip S1 included in the Apple Watch is being built with the technology of 28-nanometer process Samsung.

Produce the next chip S2 in the most advanced process 16 nanometers in TSMC will result in smaller transistors, thereby helping to reduce the chip size, improve processing speed and make the device more efficient in terms of energy consumption.

The news came after an analysis of values ​​KGI by Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes there will be two models of Apple Watch scheduled for launch in the second half of 2016, with Samsung to LG Display as a provider have been made ​​public device AMOLED panels in the second half of 2016.

The analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, also predicted that the maker of iPhones, Foxconn, enter the supply chain for Apple Watch after 2017, joining the existing supplier, Quanta Computer.

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