Apple is the Samsung's biggest client in parts, and is expected to buy $11 billion worth of chips and flat-screens this year.
On Wednesday, Samsung lost 6 percent of its market value after a report from Taiwan said Apple would reduce the use of its chips since Japan's Elpida signed a contract to supply Apple with mobile DRAM chips.
Actually, Elpida has already been supplying high-end chips to Apple. However, this time struggling Elpida has accepted Apple's price-cut demands as part of an attempt to raise cash.
Samsung's executives downplayed the importance of an Apple-Elpida contract, saying that Apple has been always looking to diversify its component source channels.
based on the 4Gb components, Samsung can deliver 2-Gigabyte (GB) solutions that boast razor-thin thickness of 0.8 millimeters (mm) , which stack four 4Gb LPDDR2 chips in a single LPDDR2 package. This new package is approximately 20 percent thinner than 2GB packages that stack four 30nm-class 4Gb LPDDR2 chips. Also, the new 2GB package can process data at up to 1,066 megabits per second (Mbps), while spending the same amount of power as that of a previous 30nm-class 2GB package.
Samsung expects the newly introduced 20nm-class 4Gb LPDDR2 will rapidly replace 30nm-class 2Gb-based 1GB LPDDR2 that was in limited supply at the 0.8 mm thickness.