Apple decreasing dependence on Samsung for memory components

By Shawn Knight
Sep 22, 2011
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  1. Apple has increased orders for DRAM and NAND flash memory from two Japanese component manufacturers in an effort to further decrease dependence on Samsung for various components. Industry sources say…

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  2. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 416   +43

    No wonder!
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    How exciting. Apple the scorpion is about to pick it's next frog.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,457   +1,759

    This sort of thing is bound to crop up when you feel obligated to sue the hand that feeds you.

    Are we sure that they, (Apple), weren't suffering "shipping delays" from Samsung?
  5. will be good if one company manage to stop iphone and ipad distributions as they did with samsung..they deserve to be destroyed
  6. i hope the new memory will be radioactive!
  7. **** Apple!
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Of course the 3 posts above hide as Guests. Regardless of what you think of Apple, this is simply a smart business decision. Now if one company has production problems the chances of Apple having significant shortages go down a lot.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,457   +1,759

    OK, I have no intention of hiding behind a "guest" log in. When you sue your chief memory supplier, and block distribution of their product, it follows very logically, that you're going to have supply problems.

    So, what you've chosen to spin as a "smart business decision", is a simple self preservation decision.

    From an editorial standpoint, I think whatever "supply problems" Apple might encounter, are supply problems Apple has coming.
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    I agree with your assessment on creating supply problems for yourself. But, nobody is going to defend putting all your eggs in one basket, right? Maybe Apple did it out of poor decisions, maybe they did it because nobody but Samsung could meet their demand.

    I suppose if you really want to spin this, you could say Apple is propping up "small" companies that just needed someone to "give them a chance".

    Also, everyone is suing everyone now, its the cool thing to do.
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,457   +1,759

    Just think, not that long ago, Apple was manipulating the commodities market by offering to pay more than market value for touch screens. I find it delicious that they find themselves in a bind with respect memory supply, totally of their own making. [/QUOTE]

    Yeah however, a reasonably sane person could probably still find that unbelievable, even in the event of it coming directly from Steve Job's mouth.

    Oh, and here I thought Apple was so far above simply running with the pack.

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