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Samsung and SK hynix have a very tight grip on the memory chip market, but the industry now has to fend off Chinese competitors in SoC development.
Prices for RAM chips fell by 60 percent between 2014 and 2016. And then the prices started to go back up. And everyone's smartphones and laptops were just a bit more expensive.
The mobile memory chip market is dominated by Samsung and SK Hynix may be able to finally take on its domestic cohort with this deal.
There's a rumor going around Weibo that Samsung and SK Hynix will provide 512GB storage disks for the iPhone 8, or the "iPhone Edition."
The South Korean rival, which would've only operated the business, was reportedly looking for equity, too — a no-go for Toshiba.
The Taiwanese company, which is also the largest contract electronics assembler in the world, is calling out the Japanese government.
If you care any bit about phones, you'll want to watch this Toshiba sale as the number two player in mobile memory chips comes into the number four.
Apple is throwing its weight around by commanding a lot of production capacity for memory chips, leaving the competition in jitters.
The potential-brimming chip division of the otherwise struggling Toshiba Corporation has reportedly attracted Apple's interest now.