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By the end of November, Samsung is expected to sign a long-term, several hundred million dollar contract with Apple to supply flash chips for its iPod digital music players, Korean news provider edaily reported on its website on Tuesday.
Citing industry sources, the report said the contract is part of Apple\'s efforts to secure more flash memory chips, which are in tight supply with the holiday shopping season fast approaching.
Earlier this year, Apple dropped a $3.8 billion joint investment plan with Samsung following reports that both companies were facing investigation by the South Korean government over potential antitrust violations.