Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is supplying key technology for Apple’s big new devices, reports AppleInsider.
ASE is reportedly the exclusive provider of the new Apple Watch’s dual-core S2 chip, through subsidiary Universal Scientific Industrial. And it was selected to provide Apple with Touch ID, 3D Touch, and WiFi systems for the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
There’s nothing particularly ground-breaking in any of this technology, of course. As many analysts had anticipated, Apple has offered a modest, iterative improvement with its latest devices, with the company expected to offer a more substantial redesign next year. So while an advanced feature like iris scanning is reportedly in the pipeline, for now it’s pretty much business as usual with respect to the iPhone 7’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning and so on.
AppleInsider adds that Kinsus Interconnect Technology, with a contribution from Nanya PCB, is providing the substrate material for the latest Apple Watch.