“Sales and profitability from System LSI (logic chip business) worsened as demand from main customers continued to decline,” Robert Yi, Samsung’s head of investor relations said last week. His comments confirmed, albeit indirectly, how Apple’s gradual shift away from Samsung as a customer of microprocessors was eating into its profits.
As TSMC (editor: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing) ramps up production, analysts say such a move will continue to hurt the company’s logic chip business this year and early next year. Demand for its Exynos chips also remain weak. Even for Galaxy smartphones, the Exynos chips aren’t a very popular choice, analysts say.
You just had to go and chamfer those edges, didn't you Samsung? (Not an actual corollary, yes I know.)