Samsung, like Apple, seeks new sources for chips as supply constraints hit the Korean manufacturer
0. phoneArena 11 Apr 2013, 17:36 posted on
According to industry sources, Samsung has run into shortages of certain chips and is now looking to buy them from outside suppliers like Elpida Memory and Toshiba; ironically, this is happening just as Apple is supposedly replacing Samsung with TSMC as a source for its microprocessor chips with the A7 said to be on the way toward production...
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1. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
That was always going to happen. Samsung have bitten of more then they could chew, they will definetly need another manufacturer for their chips/hardware.
4. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I guarantee you that red thumb, and anymore you get came from someone who's religion is samsungyanity, or samslam.
6. lyndon420 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Come on Dark...it was you...admit it. Lol.
7. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Lol nope Lyndon it was not. How's it going?
10. lyndon420 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Pretty good bud....been doin' some trolling, playing with weak minds and 90 year olds who call me kid. Lol. (old trolls they are)
12. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
LMAOOOOO dude you're picking on old people lol. Speaking of troll, I haven't seen him on here all day. Have u?
15. lyndon420 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Well...I'm not entirely sure of their/it's age, but they/it has been referring to me as a kid lately so I'm assuming they/it are/is at least/or around 90 lol.
But hey Dark...did you know that Google's Android is anticompetitive and hurting innovation in the marketplace? Check this out....
20. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Wow 71 and 96% bro?!! That Trojan horse comment was rite on point. Fairsearch might be on to something.
16. lyndon420 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
If we are thinking of the same entity...yeah it's awake and evident in an earlier article.
18. lyndon420 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Oh...you must be referring to 'Troll'? No...can't say that I've witnessed any sightings yet.
22. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
Lol, probably. I was just saying. Samsung have huge demand for their phones, and they aren't producing enough, especially the Exynos.
23. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
U know if your post isn't absolutely 100% pro Sammy/google and 1,000,000,000,000,000% anti apple/iOS/iPhone/iPad/iPod/iPad mini/Mac/jobs/cook/a5/a5x/a6/a6x/a7/darkkjedii they'll thumb you down bro.
24. Ninetysix (Posts: 1363; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
I would agree with you if they were shipping the Exynos version to all countries. Right now they're using the Snapdragon chipset to 70% of the initial shipment of the S4.
29. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Yes, that's true...mostly Snapdragon it is. But Samsung won't go search for sources unless they're running out on the Exynos.
It's not the Snapdragon that's running out, it's the Exynos irrespective of where it's available and where not.
2. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
i guess it's a good problem to have, as long as the gs4 launch isn't delayed!
25. cheetah2k (Posts: 768; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
"Considering that this information is coming from those anonymous "industry sources" we suggest a little skepticism while you process this information."
Sounds like every single PA article ever written...... LOL
3. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
What!!! No way!!! Not Sammy, Sammy is all powerful, innocent, doesn't want a profit for their devices, never ever sues anyone, and couldn't possibly have supply problems. I mean c'mon there's simply no way Sammy could have issues that plague all electronics companies at one time, or another. Then I woke up...
5. lyndon420 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
"This means that the Japanese purchased parts are being sent out for non-Samsung devices". Non-Samsung phones...like the iPhone? Or have they sent all the chips as defined under whatever is left of their contract?
8. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Sammy's got to save some chips for Sammy
11. lyndon420 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Obviously. One can't help others if one doesn't look after oneself first.
17. lyndon420 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Judging by all the red, it looks like you have a fan Dark.
30. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I don't think people go by the comments anymore.
No matter how reasonable the comment is, if you and i have posted one comment against Samsung, we've earned the red thumb for life! Lol, some hard core fans.
9. Apartments (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
It'll be ok...Samsung just keep giving us great phones and features unlike other manufacturers who keeps making the same ol boring phone
14. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
As long as Sammy has a chip for my frost white s4, it's all good
31. iushnt (Posts: 601; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
Are you getting the exynos one or the snapdragon?
34. chocolaking (Posts: 428; Member since: 22 May 2012)
Exactly !!! Could just call them the King of pirating..
26. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
Samsung will be just fine. They know what they are doing...
27. Taters (Posts: 2592; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
No surprise. They can't make enough Exynos chips for the GS3 or GS4 and are opening up another huge facility.
28. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Yeah, no worries! It's just a shortage of chips, they have so much "power", they're not going down, so no need to worry about that! :)
33. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1205; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
It's not really any different than the oled shortage in 2010. Not only was Samsung supplying amoled screens for their own stuff, but also for phones like HTC's original Incredible. That was one of the main reasons for low sales on it. You had to wait 2 weeks to a month for them to get back in stock. Eventually HTC switched to LCD screens so they could keep selling them.
While there's nothing wrong with making a little money on the side, a company's first responsibility is itself. Make sure they have enough materials for themselves before trying to sell them to competitors.