We’ve heard the rumours that Apple could sign Samsung for the production of its 14nm A9 chip. That that news has yet to be confirmed but today brings yet more news of an Apple/Samsung chip partnership.
A report in the KoreaTimes says Samsung has signed a deal to produce RAM chips for Apple’s new iPhone, the iPhone 6S. KoreaTimes cites “an industry source close to the matter” that says Samsung will handle “at least half” of the chips Apple needs for the new iPhone.
With its 20nm 8Gb LPDDR4 RAM now in mass production (that announcement was made late last year), Samsung’s DRAM chips are apparently in high demand. The same report indicates that Samsung is providing chips for the LG G4 as well. It’s also said to be using the chips in the Galaxy S6, which will be announced this Sunday.
Though Samsung’s own flagship is just around the corner, the company did say in December that was already providing 2GB LPDDR4 and 3GB LPDDR4 DRAM packages based on 8Gb and 6Gb LPDDR4 dies and it would be ready to provide 4GB LPDDR4 packages in “early 2015.” Apple’s iPhone isn’t expected until the fall and, with the G Flex 2 launch just around the corner, we’re not expecting to see the G4 anytime soon either. That gives Samsung plenty of time to ramp up production of its advanced DRAM chips.