Tech large Apple took steps in the direction of turning into self-dependent when it got here to the chip powering its MacBooks a while again, with its M1 chips. Now, the corporate is claimed to be engaged on creating its personal modem chip, for which it nonetheless depends on different third-party chips. Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had earlier claimed that such a modem chip might see the sunshine of day by 2023 and a brand new report by Nikkei Asia corroborates the declare made by the tech analyst.
As per the report, Apple is trying to have a better partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. for a similar, which might assist make the corporate lean much less on the shoulders of Qualcomm. The partnership with the Taiwanese chipmaker might see 5G iPhone modems being produced from 2023, says the report.
“Apple plans 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 radio frequency and millimetre wave components to complement the modem. Apple is also working on its own power management chip specifically for the modem, two people briefed on the matter said […]”, stated the report.
Apple is utilizing TSMC’s 5-nm chip manufacturing to design and test-produce the 5G modem for the iPhone and as soon as the target is attained, the corporate will transfer on a 4nm course of to mass-produce the chips, stated the report, primarily based on inputs from sources.
Seems like the corporate is pushed in the direction of making it an all Apple present with indigenous gadget parts, which is bound to make its relationships with Qualcomm bitter.