A Taiwan-based company is now providing key silicon for both the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. Owing to Apple’s fall of 2016 product lineup which subsequently led to major benefits for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering.
Universal Scientific Industrial as gathered evidences, concluding that ASE has signed up for a contract to be the single provider of the dual-core S2 chip. The chip powers the second-generation Apple Watch which has now flooded the market and is very popular among ‘Apple fanatics’.
Alongside the contract, ASE has also landed system-in-package orders for Touch ID fingerprint sensor, the Wi-Fi , and 3D Touch components. Which are found in both the newly released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as few of their main features.
Although Apple in last few years has brought the development of custom silicon hugely in-house, manufacturing of these silicon chips has to be outsourced to suppliers. Watch Series 2 and iPhone 7 lineup debuted on Friday.
The Watch series 2 is mainly being supplied by Kinsus which has been pointed out in Tuesday’s report. Other suppliers being mentioned as constituting comparatively “small portion” has been depicted to cause minor offenses as well. These suppliers include Interconnect Technology, with Nanya PCB.