It is starting to look like the IT industry will face a serious RAM chip shortage.
It looks like Hynix will recover from Apple's falling iPhone sales by selling its DRAM to Cupertino's arch enemy, Samsung.
Hewlett Packard (HP) and Hynix are teaming up to promote the use of ReRAM in future electronic devices. The next-generation chip - which is based on memristor technology - could eventually replace flash memory used in today's mobile phones and MP3 players.
Just what we need in the boring old chip industry, a John LeCarre style tale of corporate espionage, intrigue and sex.