The South Korean tech giant Samsung is purchasing increasingly large number of memory chips from outside vendors, as reported by DigiTimes. These momories include NAND Flash and eMMC from Toshiba and DRAM chips from Elpida Memory.
As per industry sources, it has been reported that Samsung’s own supply of memory chips is not sufficient for its increasing demand of smartphone and tablets. The huge demand of Samsung Galaxy Series of smartphones and tablets is one of the culprit of its memory shortage. As a result Samsung is taking memory supplies from Japanese memory manufacturers.
Samsung shortage of memory chips can affect the global trade of smartphones and tablets. It should be noted that Samsung is the world’s largest manufacturer of DRAM and NAND Flash memory chips. It has also expanded its memory manufacturing for mobile devices. It had overridden Apple in 2012 to get the number one position in smartphone trade worldwide.