Apple Inc. lawsuits filed in South Korean courts allege Samsung Electronics infringed Apple patents, according to a Reuters report. This comes after Samsung initiated legal action in April against Apple, in response to Apple claims that Samsung copied some of its design elements.
The legal battles make for an awkward relationship between the two companies, with Apple being Samsung's biggest customer for semiconductors, and exacerbated by their direct competition in the smartphone and tablet markets. June 28 reports in various media outlets suggest Apple will turn to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to serve as a second supplier of system-on-chip components.
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