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2 Companies Poised to Explode If Apple Ditches Samsung

By Andrew Tonner – Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 11:50AM

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Apple (AAPL -1.26%)and Samsung's legal disputes continue, and it's unlikely that these bickering partners will remain in business together much longer as they proceed to sue each other around the world.

Samsung manufactures Apple's line of chips that appear in the iPhone 5, and the real focal point for investors is who will pick up the extra business once Samsung is kicked out of the Apple-sphere. Two possible companies are Taiwan Semiconductor(TSM -1.23%), the world's largest chip foundry, and KLA-Tencor(KLAC 2.37%), which manufactures equipment that TSM would use. If Apple does shift that business as people expect it will, these manufacturers could see a huge tailwind and are definitely stocks to keep an eye on.

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Stocks Mentioned

Apple Inc. Stock Quote
Apple Inc.
AAPL
$149.84 (-1.26%) $-1.92
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited Stock Quote
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
TSM
$72.13 (-1.23%) $0.90
KLA-Tencor Corporation Stock Quote
KLA-Tencor Corporation
KLAC
$315.69 (2.37%) $7.31

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