Apple moving away from Samsung as memory supplier

Apple is increasing its purchases of DRAM and NAND flash from suppliers in Japan as part of its ongoing effort to reduce its dependence on Samsung. Citing industry sources, DigiTimes reports that Apple has purchased more NAND flash from Toshiba and more RAM from Elpida Memory. The move comes as Apple and Samsung’s relationship grows increasingly contentious, with the two companies competing in the smartphone and tablet markets, and with multiple lawsuits against each other filed in courts worldwide.

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