Samsung tapped for RAM in Chinese iPhones

William Gallagher


Samsung tapped for RAM in Chinese iPhones

Samsung will supply RAM for iPhones intended for the Chinese market, instead of local supplier YMTC, as Apple continues to bow to pressure from the US.

)Apple has not yet bought RAM from the Yangtse Memory Technologies Co (YMTC). Nor is it prohibited from doing so by the latest US regulations, which focus on exports rather than imports.However, Apple has been planning to buy 128-layer NAND chips from YMTC for use in the iPhone. The chips are said to be one or two generations behind those made by Micron and Samsung, but they are also at least 20% cheaper.

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