Sammy Chief: Can settle patent issues with Apple by negotiations, 4G chip shortage to continue
We have seen the Patent War between Samsung and Apple only intensify in the past few months, but now it seems we may soon see an end to it by a compromise from both the sides.
Though none of them is ready to back down totally it is being said that the two tech giants are ready to sit down and talk.
Samsung Electronics’ mobile division Chief JK Shin said, “There is still a big gap in the patent war with Apple but we still have several negotiation options including cross-licensing,” to reporters at Seoul airport his departure for the United States.
Shin is being accompanied by Chief Executive Choi Gee-sung, who is scheduled to meet his Apple’s Tim Cook to resolve patent lawsuits over smartphones and tablets in a U.S. court.
Shin was also asked about Samsung’s chip business and he said that the shortage of 4G chipset is bound to continue and it’ll not be before the Q4, 2012 or until October that the situation is expected to better. Now this may go on to affect Samsung’s 4G LTE variant of the recently launched Galaxy S III which is expected to head over to the USA as early as in June.
But this shortage of chipset may force Samsung to rely on other vendors’ 4G chipset to meet the huge demand of the smartphone. Other than the 4G variant, Samsung has received over 9 million pre-orders for the S III which is a record in itself.