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Samsung hikes up prices on Apple

The legal battles between Samsung and Apple have reached near legendary proportions. Apple won a major decision against Samsung in U.S. courts where the jury awarded Apple $1 billion in damages. Samsung is appealing that ruling and is even trying to get the case thrown out of court by alleging juror misconduct.

Apple lost a patent infringement suit against Samsung in Europe and was forced to run apology ads in major publications stating that Samsung did not copy the iPad.
Reports are now coming in that Samsung Electronics has recently raised the price it charges for mobile processors to Apple. Samsung supplies the processors for the popular Apple iPad and iPhone.

According to a source claiming to be familiar with negotiations between the companies, Samsung increased the price of processors it provides the Apple by 20%.

"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.)"

Apple was, understandably, was unhappy with the price hike and initially refused to pay it. However, it came back and agreed to pay the additional costs when no alternative provider could be found.
The source also says that Apple buys all of its application processors from Samsung and purchased an estimated 130 million units last year. The source also estimates that Apple will purchase over 200 million application processors from Samsung this year.
One last tidbit the source noted was that Samsung has a long-term contract to provide the application processors to Apple that runs through 2014. Neither Apple nor Samsung have officially commented.

Source: Market Watch

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Tisk Tick
By rippleyaliens on 11/12/2012 1:15:23 PM , Rating: 4
Appls-- Oranges..
Apple NEEDS Samsung for the Forseable future..Nothing APPLE can do about that.. EVEN when and IF.. Apple finds another maker.. BOOM.. 1) Problems with newbie.. AS they are ramping up to speed to handle 200+ Million Processors, PER YEAR..(Iphone+Ipad+MINI pad+Ipod, etc..)..
2) Apple will be praying that the new manufacturer will be able to meet their demands..
3).. Samsung also makes awesome displays, in which apple is still kicking itself in the arse for dumping.. QUALITY..

The Killer.. Samsung also makes TV's.. SSD's .. MEMORY... Displays for ALOT of other things.. CPU's.. (The killer..).. Im Surprised it wasnt 50%.. BUT then again, this is early.. CONTRACT is written, etc..

I CAN SEE SAMSUNG, hitting a PREMIUM of 50%-60%, on the next contract.. YES Apple will indeed findsomeone else.. BUT.. That also means, that Samsung will have free space, in which ANOTHER Vendor, will EASILY take apples place..

RE: Tisk Tick
By xti on 11/12/2012 6:31:04 PM , Rating: 2 a vendor?

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