Samsung and Apple

Report: Apple Is Targeting Samsung’s Experts In Next Gen Technology

February 23, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Apple and Samsung are currently the two biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world. They actually share the first place according to the latest available info, Apple managed to catch up to Samsung in Q4 2014 due to profit and sales issues Samsung had last year. These two companies have been suing each other for quite some time, and have finally decided to make peace (to some extent) in June last year. Both of these tech giants have come to an agreement and dropped the majority of lawsuits against each other. Samsung is still supplying components to Apple, and it seems like the relationship between the two companies has somewhat improved.

The Cupertino-based giant seems interested in Samsung’s employees it seems. According to a new report from Korea Times, Apple is trying to lure some of Samsung’s experts in next-gen technology to work for them. The report also states that Apple is looking for experts in “signal and visual processing management” technology. The source claims that some of Samsung’s employees have already transferred to Apple, and that they were offered great benefits if they accept the job. The report also says that Apple wants to hire former Samsung officials as well, those who specialized in battery technology that is. As a side note, Samsung SDI is one of the biggest battery suppliers to major automobile companies, like BMW for example. Is Apple looking for some experts in order to help them with their electric cars that the company is reportedly working on?

That’s not all though, Lee Jae-yong, the son of Samsung’s departing Chairman, is allegedly looking to not only maintain, but also strengthen Samsung’s relationship with Apple. These are some interesting news from Korea, lots of information here. Do you think that the relationship between the two companies will become stronger, or can we expect a fallout soon? Also, do you think Apple is developing the rumored electric cars, is that the reason they want to lure some experts away from Samsung, or is there another reason behind it? Let us know what you think in the comments, we’d love to hear from you.