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
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.