Samsung to purchase chips from rival SK Hynix

???????????????????????????????????????¬????????????????????????????????????³???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????¬???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????¬????????????????????È??????????????¬?????????????¬????????????????????????É???????????????????É????????????????³??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????È?????????????????????????????????????In a deal that caught industry watchers by surprise, Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest memory chip maker, will purchase DRAM chips from rival SK Hynix, the world’s No. 2 memory chip maker.

According to sources Tuesday, Samsung Electronics Wireless Division sent its plan to SK Hynix last March and SK Hynix agreed to the plan after months of consideration. The DRAM chips will be used mostly for Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Mini to be launched in the second half of this year.

In a response, SK Hynix requested a purchase guarantee of 300 million mobile DRAM chips a year in terms of 1Gb and Samsung accepted the offer, sources said. The two are now discussing delivery time and prices. It is a rare deal that Samsung Electronics, which controls half of the global DRAM market, requested the supply from Hynix which represents 23 percent the market.

For full article, see Maeil Business.

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