Samsung Hits Apple With 20% Price Increase for Mobile Processors?

Posted November 12, 2012 at 7:37pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6943 views

Samsung has reportedly raised the price of mobile processors being supplied to Apple by 20%, according to a Chosun Ilbo report relayed by MarketWatch.

"Samsung Electronics recently asked Apple for a significant price raise in (the mobile processor known as) application processor," the person was quoted as saying in the report. "Apple first disapproved it, but finding no replacement supplier, it accepted the (increase.)"

The report adds that Apple and Samsung have started to reflect the new supply price recently.

Samsung is said to have a long term contract to supply APs to Apple until 2014. Last year they supplied more than 200 million units and this year the volume is estimated to be 130 million.

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Murali - November 30, 2012 at 4:29am
Hi, I don't like apple but the fact is "The Apple A4 is a package on package (PoP) system-on-a-chip (SoC) designed by Apple Inc. and manufactured by Samsung" Samsung can not use the prcessor in his mobile
Fuckoran jhon - November 12, 2012 at 10:19pm
Good move by Samsung. This fcuking appllee using their processor and trying to screw them. ROFLX
Annoyed - November 12, 2012 at 9:07pm
Samsung is junk. Phone is junk. Samsung- a neat copy cat of apple. Got that from the dictionary.
Fuckoran jhon - November 12, 2012 at 11:38pm
Fcuk it. Apple buying from Samsung. And you appllee fanboys scuk applle dcik
DBSWANS - November 12, 2012 at 8:00pm
Got to love corporate greed !!
no wat - November 13, 2012 at 2:13pm
Yep and biggest one is Apple! Assholes of silicon VALLY!
Copperhead - November 12, 2012 at 7:58pm
Haha, get that court money back...lol. I'm buying the new Samsung ATIV Tab. Just wish it had more drive space and certainly more memory. The PRO Tablet of ATIV cost a bit to much so that gives me no choice but to buy the Windows RT version. But it's better than the iPad because I have more uses with ATIV than the iPad. Companies are being too cheap when it comes to memory and drive space. IMHO.
Pineapple - November 13, 2012 at 4:13am
Nobody cares what you're buying
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