Samsung considering supplying NAND memory to Sony
Apple and Sony are two of the biggest players in the digital entertainment market. While Apple is continuing to dominate the digital portable music player market with their iPod range of music players, Sony is working hard on catching up. The latest news from this market segment is that the biggest suppliers of memory modules for these players, Samsung has announced that they might start supplying these chips to Sony as well as other players in the market.
The interesting part of this news is that the company has generally given the idea that there is already so much demand for this memory module in the market that they just cannot make enough of it. However, they have invested a lot in expanding the manufacturing capacities and are now wooing newer customers by holding down prices. The market is heating up with newer players entering the segment and one of the biggest competitors of Samsung happens to be tech giants Toshiba.
Samsung began their partnership with Apple when they started supplying them flash chips in the second half of this year. the company said in a statement: “Samsung Electronics is considering signing contracts to supply NAND flash chips to major companies, including Sony, but nothing in detail has been decided.â€ This clarification made to the Korea Exchange comes after rumors arrived in the market claiming that Sony had offered to use Samsung’s NAND flash chips for its MP3 players.