Mark LaPedus, EETimes
5/2/2011 2:07 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. were once close friends. Now, the two companies are having a falling out-a move that could take a bite out of Samsung's sales.
Piper Jaffray & Co. estimates that Apple was 17 percent of Samsung's semiconductor revenue in 2010. Apple buys a staggering amount of DRAM, NAND flash and other components from Samsung. And Samsung is making the Apple-designed A4 and A5 processors on a foundry basis for Apple.
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