Samsung said on Tuesday it has started buying chipsets,
a key part of handsets, from German chipmaker Infineon
in a move to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm.
Samsung, the world's No. 2 mobile handset maker, had
depended wholly on wireless technology firm Qualcomm,
which holds patents for code division multiple access
(CDMA) technology, for chipsets used in advanced
third-generation (3G) mobile phones.
The move should give Samsung a better position in price
negotiations with Qualcomm, and will likely have an
enormous effect on negotiations by other Korean mobile
phone makers who also source their chipsets from the