Apple continues cutting out derivative Samsung; looks elsewhere for DRAM and NAND flash

“Apple has increased its purchases of DRAM and NAND flash from Japan, according to industry sources, adding that Toshiba and Elpida Memory are being pinpointed as beneficiaries of the increased procurement,” Josephine Lien and Jessie Shen report for DigiTimes.

“Apple has moved to reduce its reliance on memory supplies from Samsung Electronics, the sources claimed,” Lien and Shen report. “The vendor has procured more NAND flash parts from Toshiba, and mobile RAM from Elpida, the sources indicated.”

Lien and Shen report, “The ongoing patent lawsuits between Apple and Samsung have been key to encouraging Apple to diversify its supplier base, the sources pointed out.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Just as was done with Eric T. Mole, cut Samsung out like the cancer it is.


  1. Oh dear Samsung! You shoot yourself in the HEAD! Now you are soooo screwed! And it’s your own fault.

    This is actually great as it is clearly going to engender further competition in the e- parts market. I like it. Thank you Apple! Screw you Samsung!

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