DigiTimes reports that Apple has entered into negotiations with new vendors for its first in-house 5G chips that are expected to come in 2023 iPhones.
Apple is reportedly in talks with ASE Technology and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) to produce some of its first in-house designed 5G chips.
The report notes that both ASE and SPIL were partners with Qualcomm in manufacturing the 5G modems built into the iPhone, including the latest Snapdragon X65 5G RF modem now exclusively manufactured by Samsung Electronics.
Apple is expected to ship at least 200 million new iPhones in 2023 and will certainly rely on multiple partners to manage the production of its 5G chips and RF transceiver ICs to maximize supply diversification and support. avoid any shortage of components.
By also manufacturing the modem chips, Apple would add another internal piece to iPhones to complement the Ax-series processors.