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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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RE: Oh! Irony
By Icebain on 11/12/2012 8:35:19 PM , Rating: 2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_R._Ford_class_...

hate to use wikipedia, but 14 billion is a "top of the line" aircraft carrier. If you're willing to settle for "last years model" then you're a bit closer with the Nimitz class haha


RE: Oh! Irony
By Basilisk on 11/12/2012 9:24:37 PM , Rating: 3
$9B is the cost of a Ford class carrier; your price included the R&D which will be amortized over many (supposedly 10).

That $9B just let's you park it in your driveway. The life-cycle cost of one "Ford" is estimated at $35.6B (2012 USD), so make certain you have the pocket change. (This is LESS than the LCC of a Nimitz class, BTW; reduced LCC was designed into the new Fords.)

If you don't already have a carrier strike group, be prepared to lay out further bux 'cause ya can't take your new toy to the wrong side of town without some hired muscle: "A typical CSG consists of the carrier, three or more destroyers, one or two Aegis guided missile cruisers, two or three guided missile destroyers, up two attack submarines, and a combination ammunition, oiler, and supply ship." Start saving today.


RE: Oh! Irony
By elleehswon on 11/13/2012 8:39:19 AM , Rating: 2
Guys. Chill. No one's buying an Aircraft Carrier. Just....relax.


RE: Oh! Irony
By Captain Awesome on 11/13/2012 9:38:48 AM , Rating: 4
Why don't you go back under your bridge TROLL!

No one likes a Ford class aircraft carrier fanboy. They totally copied the Nimitz class anyway, which is better. If I were a pilot, or a sailor, and they put me on a Ford class carrier, I would go AWOL in the middle of the ocean. I would swim for 7 months until I came to either land, or a Nimitz class carrier.


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