Samsung to sell half of its processors to Apple in 2011

Samsung to sell half of its processors to Apple in 2011
There is nothing better than to benefit from your rivals, and it seems this is exactly what Samsung is thinking, since a report from South Korea says Sammy is to sell half of the processors it is making to Apple - or 20 000 sheets a month.

Take into account this is an unconfirmed report, but if true, it would mean the Korean manufacturer will ship more processors to Apple than to its own mobile division. The unnamed source states:

"Samsung has agreed with Apple to quadruple monthly shipments of its mobile AP chips to 20,000 sheets throughout this year from 5,000 last year."

When it comes to processors, the Galaxy S maker means business (more info can be found in our dedicated article on chipsets), and it's reported that Samsung is building a chip factory worth $3.6 billion in Austin, Texas to boost its production rates.

source: Korea Times via SlashGear

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9 Comments

1. toorop unregistered

Wow Samsung is controlling Apple. When Samsung stopps shipments, Apple is dead. Good tactics ;)

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

its the side effect of nor being a full manufacturer...

4. sudhaman unregistered

its too idiotic to think that samsung controls apple. itz like saying apple or any manufacturer controls the consumers. if samsung does not provide the chips then ti,qualcomm,broadcom,marvell,freescale or even nvidia for that matter can provide apple with the necessary chips. after all all the procesors are ARM based and they easily manufactured by the companies above. if samsung ever refuses to supply apple at a critical time then they are goanna get fucked up in the future.

5. Mart unregistered

Watch your language Saddam.

6. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Wrong. When Samsung stops shipments, Apple will shop somewhere else :)

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

When they stop shipments? Lol they can't just stop. It's a business contract. IF this is true then they must supply for the entire contract and when it's up apple will have another supplier.

7. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Apple better come up with good use for these because with the Moto Atrix and a handful of other phones on the herizon the iphone will be way behind on options. Then again to make people happy maybe they should just start offering to insure their product like everyone else can. At any rate, Samsung is doing BIG things and Im not sure how people dont respect them as the #1 phone company at this point. From basic flip phones to smart phones to parts, Samsung is controlling and thriving in their business. GREAT WORK SAMMY! I love my 63" 8000 series 3d Plasma TV as well lol

8. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I wonder if they will be shipping the Hummingbird processor or the Orion processor. It would more ideal for them to use the Orion processor to keep up with the competition, the Nvidia Tegra 2 and Android.

9. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

some of you guys really need to research apple. they do not go for products that are hit and miss. they purchase items that are proven reliable before they add it to their final products

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