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Apple, Portal Player parting ways

Dave Caolo , @davidcaolo
04.20.06
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Portal Player, the long time supplier of media chips for the iPod, has been told that Apple will be going with another vendor for mid and high end, flash-based players (the shuffle and nano, presumably). This is bad news for Portal Player, as the iPod has accounted for 90% of their revenue, EETimes reports.

There's no word on who has won the newly available contract, but analyst Craig Berger of Webbush Morgan Securities listed Samsung, SigmaTel, Actions, or LSI Logic as possibilities, in that order. Sorry to hear it, PortalPlayer. I'll miss your smiling logo.

[Via MacNN]