Apple Online Store“Samsung Electronics, the world’s top memory chipmaker, warned of an oversupply in the computer memory chip market from next quarter as a sputtering global economy may further weaken PC sales,” Baker Li and Miyoung Kim report for Reuters. “The downbeat comment from the South Korean firm raises concerns the boom in the DRAM sector may be nearing an end.”

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“Prices of DRAMs, widely used in computers, have turned weaker since July after an unusually strong first half, as PC demand growth lost momentum and as the European debt crisis threatens to further weaken sales of computers and other consumer goods,” Kim and Li report. “PC sales are also taking a hit as consumers delay purchases and opt for smaller tablet computers, which use fewer DRAM components than desktops and notebooks.”

Kim and Li report, “The new device is gaining popularity after Apple introduced iPad and vendors such as Samsung, Nokia, LG Electronics and Dell are rushing to get a piece of the emerging market.”

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MacDailyNews Take: “New device.” Microsoft’s been trying to make Tablet PCs since 2001. As usual, it took Apple to show everyone how to do it correctly. Now the knockoff parade begins. Hopefully this time Apple’s IP gets the legal protection it deserves.