Sunday, July 15, 2007

[The Hankyoreh, July 11 2007] iPhone sales generate mixed impact on S. Korean market

Semiconductor makers benefit, while mobile-phone makers face competition

Is the ‘iPhone effect’ a double-edged sword?

After Apple Inc. began selling two models of its newly-released iPhone, related industries in South Korea have shown mixed responses. Semiconductor manufacturers are benefiting as they have signed long-term contracts to supply chips to Apple, but mobile-phone makers are not sanguine because they face a tough competitor in the U.S. handset market.

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