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Samsung may turn to key Apple supplier for DRAM chips

Published Apr 18th, 2013 6:30PM EDT
Samsung may turn to core Apple supplier for DRAM chips

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Samsung is considering the use of mobile memory chips from South Korean rival SK Hynix in its upcoming mobile products, Reuters reported, citing statements made by Samsung’s mobile chief J.K. Shin. One of SK Hynix’s current DRAM customers is none other than Apple, and a supply deal with Samsung might help the company’s profit following reports of waning demand for the iPhone and iPad. Samsung has previously relied on internal components for most of its products, however increased demand has forced the company to seek help from competitors such as Qualcomm and now SK Hynix. The Galaxy S4, which is scheduled to be released later this month, is expected to sell 10 million units in its first month of availability.

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