Based on the report in Chinese language at Commercial Times, the renowned Taiwan based supplier, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering or ASE has received an order from Apple for SiP modules for its latest iPhones. The report said that the sources close to the ASE supply chain conveyed that Apple Inc had ordered for the system in package modules which is expected to utilized in both its iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S. These two mobile phones are expected to be released later this year and by next year. However ASE has declined to comment about the reports regarding the order as they state that ASE does not have the habit of commenting on their products or customers. Earlier reports also indicate that the tech giant shares a good rapport with the Cupertino based iPhone maker as ASE had already grabbed the order for SiP modules for Apple Watch and they would be made available by 10th of April.
When Apple Watch was introduced yesterday at San Francisco, the share value of ASE rose simultaneously. Being the world’s biggest integrated circuit or IC testing and packaging service provider, ASE was the choice of Apple for SiP modules for its wearable device. It features A1 SiP module that includes memory chips, processor and other components.
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Though Apple has not rendered a full explanation about the SiP module it needs, the miniature size would let its devices like iPhone 7, iPhone 6S and Apple Watch have more free space to house the batteries. However the iPhone version for this year would feature the SiP with PCB while the function of iPhone 7 would rely on just SiP.
Earlier, the Taiwanese supplier had stated that the sales of its SiP contributed 18% to the total revenue of the company in 2014. It also expects to see a 30% rise this year. If the eports by Commercial Times is reliable then ASE would have the chance to expand its bond with the iPhone manufacturer. This latest report also means that the shares of ASE will see a further high during the release of Apple iPhone 7 and 6S like it did during the launch of Apple Watch.
Some commentators opine that Apple is all set to reach the target of becoming the first $1 trillion firm in the world while investors feel that the latest iPhone version will also sell well along with the latest Apple Watch.