Apple is developing its own radio frequency and millimeter wave components to match the modem. For the modem, tt is also designed specifically for the power control chip. On semiconductor components, Apple is trying to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm and gain more control. The two companies settled a long-running legal dispute over patent rights in 2019.
It was reported that the chipmaker received more than $ 4 billion as part of his decision.
Qualcomm is also preparing itself for a smaller deal with Apple and recently announced that its share of modem orders for the iPhone will drop to 20% by 2023. It, however, is a high-end gaming company and launches components. modem for iPhone 13 series.
Apple bought the 5G modem division from Intel in 2019 in the wake of its event change. In addition to saving costs to Qualcomm, the development of its own modem will help Apple integrate TSMC chips with in-house processor, Nikkei Asia sources said. This will not only give Apple more control over application integration but also increase chip performance.
Currently, TSMC introduces all iPhone A series processors and M1-on-chip systems for Mac computers. Nikkei Asia reports that hundreds of TSMC engineers are based in Cupertino to work with Apple’s in-house development team.