Samsung Resumes Supply of DRAM Chips to Apple

Samsung Electronics has apparently resumed supplying DRAM chips to Apple. AppleInsider reported Tuesday that Apple's iPhone 6, set to be released on Sept. 9, will be equipped with DRAM chips made by Samsung.

Apple temporarily switched suppliers to SK Hynix and Elpida (presently Micron) for the iPhone 5 and 5S amid ongoing legal squabbles with Samsung.

But Samsung and Apple have recently taken steps to mend ties by agreeing to end all patent lawsuits outside the U.S.

Samsung also manufactures DRAM chips using 20-nanometer processing technology, which it claims is the most advanced of its kind.

The higher the processing technology, the faster the speed and lower the production cost. Apple has also contracted Samsung to manufacture application processors that go into the iPhone 6.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 27, 2014 12:33 KST