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Snippet: Samsung Display to Terminate Apple LCD Contract ☇

Shared on October 22, 2012

Cho Mu-hyun and Kim Yoo-chul for The Korea Times (via iLounge):

The display panel manufacturer plans to completely cut its years-long business ties with Apple as it believes its American partner is no longer a cash-generator due to the iPhone maker’s stiffer supply-chain management structure.

The Cupertino, California-based firm has been lowering its reliance on Samsung-manufactured displays for use in its popular i-branded devices as it is leveraging its influence to source components from Samsung’s rivals attracted by better pricing.

“We are unable to supply our flat-screens to Apple with huge price discounts. Samsung has already cut our portion of shipments to Apple and next year we will stop shipping displays,” said a senior Samsung source, asking not to be named, Monday.

Although this is a direct result of Apple distancing itself from using Samsung components, such as the A6, the smart money is that this really does tie back to the lawsuit from a few months ago.

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