After the US tech giant won a $1 billion patent infringement case against Samsung, the latter has cancelled a lucrative contract with Apple to supply the LCD displays used in devices such as the iPhone, Macbooks, and iPad. The development means that by next year Apple devices will be using the Samsung display.
Apple is already in talks with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to replace Samsung, who has also been manufacturing the CPU used for the iPad and iPhone. The California-based consumer electronics giant is already looking for other display manufacturers after the cancelled contract with the South Korean company.
Samsung Display supplied majority of Apple’s LCD displays for the first half of this year, shipping numbers of up to a 15 million. Now, Samsung is looking to compensate for the cancelled contracts by supplying to Amazon, and its sister company, Samsung Mobile.
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