Samsung seeks to sell Apple NAND flash memory coated to prevent EMI

Samsung seeks to sell Apple NAND flash memory coated to prevent EMI
Samsung is attempting to add another spot for it in the Apple iPhone supply chain by offering Apple NAND flash memory that is protected from electro-magnetic interference (EMI). With real estate inside a handset shrinking as phones become thinner, some parts are practically right on top of each other which could cause interference.

Samsung is working with a company called Protec to coat the NAND modules using EMI shielding that will meet Apple's standards. The iPhone manufacturer is demanding that its suppliers use enough of a spray-on coating to prevent  EMI from being a problem. And there are other advantages. Using a spray-on coating would allow Samsung to shrink the size of the NAND module and make it cheaper.

According to a report out of Korea, the EMI shielded NAND modules will be available starting next year. A weakening of the memory market has been the impetus for Samsung's attempt to supply flash memory to Apple once again. But today's report says that Apple's current supplier, SK Hynix, is working on a EMI protected NAND module using the same coating that Samsung is going to employ. Which means that it might come down to pricing to determine who gets the business from Apple.

Samsung originally provided flash memory for the Apple iPhone, but was replaced in the Apple iPhone 5 by SK Hynix. Samsung has already lost the job of supplying Apple with the A10 chipset according to earlier reports. TSMC is rumored to be producing all of the A10 chips that will be used for the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

Samsung seeks to supply the Apple iPhone with NAND flash memory once again

Samsung seeks to supply the Apple iPhone with NAND flash memory once again


source: ETNews via AppleInsider

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46 Comments

2. TerryTerius unregistered

Taking all bets, step on up! How many of you fine individuals want to wager someone will turn this into claims of Samsung being desperate? Minimum is $5. No refunds.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung and Apple have always had a relationship in terms of hardware and chipsets.

7. TerryTerius unregistered

That is true. That said, many individuals are either unaware of that or are willfully ignorant.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4061; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Samsung is desperate. They want to increase their memory market share badly because they invested a lot into it and pretty much only get orders from their own mobile divisions largely.

6. tyrionTheWise unregistered

You probably never purchased an SSD.

53. NobLeintentions

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 19, 2016

Terry was right on the money lol

20. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

right, Terry!

3. tyrionTheWise unregistered

What if Samsung refuses to make 16GB storage for the iPhone 7?

9. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

They'd be doing the public a huge favor

21. AlikMalix unregistered

@systemlord and @tyrion. That made me laugh.

12. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Hynix will do it then..

13. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

As long as you don't have a monopoly in a certain market, refusing business actually hurts yourself but not the other party. Of course, if you have like over 80% market share, that would actually mean something else( Intel and AMD ).

19. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 905; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Best day ever for iphone fans

22. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

A catastrophic tear in the space-time continuum as the laws of nature have been disturbed XD

23. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

lmao, it would be generous of Samsung!

26. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

How would Samsung refuse and they will be hired by Apple?

29. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Ever heard about something called as joke?

43. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they can just gather 16GB leftover from their warehouse, and ask hynix to fulfull the rest, lol.. thanksfully they didnt make 16GB UFS 2.0, they only produce 32GB-256GB UFS 2.0 samsung.com/semiconductor/products/flash-storage/u​fs/

8. twens

Posts: 1153; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Sometimes I read some comments here and I wonder if some people are knowledgeable. Samsung is here to make money, it's their business. Desperate or not they have to make money. you can hate Samsung all you like but there is always a sumsung in your favorite phone brand.

11. JC557

Posts: 1914; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Seriously. I'm more interested in the EMI shielding method.

14. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

same here ; )

51. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Every company are desperate. To make any money or to make even more money.

10. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Lets just cut to the chase shall we? The iPhone 8 will be almost a pure Samsung device. The Apple iPhone - Designed in California, made by Samsung.®

15. sissy246

Posts: 6888; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Lol true, but isheep will never believe that.

17. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Are you dumb? Or r u just trolling? I guess u r both

25. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

The truth hurts huh?

27. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Samsungs entire os is given to them by someone else and their direction and design is a copy of someone else.

31. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

You mean how Apple copied the LG Prada for the original iPhone and the Ativ S for the iPhone 6? Is that what you mean? Or are you talking about when Apple said no one needs a bigger phone and copied the Galaxy Note? Or are you taking about when Apple said no one wants a stylus and introduced the Apple "Pencil". Wait wait, you must be talking about when they stole "Pro" from the Note Pro and "Plus" from the Galaxy S5 Plus. I guess you must be referring to Apple stealing the whole idea of a cellular device from Motorola then, amirite?

50. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Say what you want but when Apple does something (most of the time it isn't first) Samsung all of a sudden comes out with a few months later. Never claimed Apple was first did I? Just that Samsung waits for either rumours or actual designs from Apple. It's their timing that gives them the copycat reputation. Reading your comment makes me think you meant to reply to someone else so pardon me if you are in fact meaning to reply to another user. Also, big phones were out long before the note.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Here some truth for you: I don't give a damn who makes it, I'll buy and use what I want.

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