Technology giant Apple Steps towards self-employment were taken when it came to the chip that was his MacBooks some time ago with his M1 chips. Now the company is said to be working on the development of its own modem chip, for which it is also relying on other chips from third-party providers. Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi-Kuo had previously claimed that such Modem chip May see the light of day in 2023, and a new report from Nikkei Asia confirms the tech analyst’s claim.
According to the report, Apple is seeking a closer partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. that would help the company lean less on its shoulders Qualcomm. The partnership with the Taiwanese Chip manufacturer could see 5G iPhone Modems will be produced from 2023, the report says.
“Apple wants to adopt TSMC‘s 4-nanometer chip production technology to mass-produce its first in-house 5G modem chip, four people familiar with the matter said, adding that the iPhone maker is developing its own high-frequency and millimeter-wave components to complement the modem. Apple is also working on its own power management chip specifically for the modem, said two people briefed on the matter […]“, It says in the report.
Apple uses TSMC’s 5nm chip production to develop and test the 5G modem for the iPhone. Once the goal is met, the company will use a 4nm process to mass-produce the chips, the report said based on input from sources.
It seems like the company is keen to make it an Apple-only show with native device components, which is sure to tarnish its relationship with Qualcomm.