“Samsung Electronics and Apple have been in talks recently at Samsung’s headquarters in South Korea for the purchase of a volume of NAND flash, with the chips to be purchased covering those to be used in all iPods and iPhones from June to year-end 2007, according to sources,” Josephine Lien and Carrie Yu report for DigiTimes.
“Apple is asking for 400-500 million 4Gbit NAND flash equivalent chips from Samsung, the sources said. Since the volume requested by Apple is 10-15% more than what the two parties agreed earlier, Samsung is not 100% sure its capacity can meet the need,” Lien and Yu report.
“Apple has requested that Hynix Semiconductor increases its supply of NAND flash for the third quarter while Hynix also has barely enough capacity to meet Apple’s needs,” Lien and Yu report.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Peter" for the heads up.]