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Apple reducing dependency on Intel, Qualcomm, possibly gearing for in-house modems

11 February 2019 3

While Apple’s dependency on mobile smartphone chipmakers cost it’s business a lot, the Cupertino tech giant has since been making efforts to be self-sufficient when it comes to developing its very own chips that power its smartphones. Apple’s and Qualcomm’s disputes have been long going and recently was uncovered that it was more about software then it was about chips.


Now in the latest developing to back this up, Apple has transferred its engineering staff previously working on its modem technology that was under its supply chain division, to its hardware technology division (in-house). This shows Apple has been planning something different and is being proactive.

Another update in this regard is the new company’s Senior Vice President in its hardware technologies division named Johny Srouji though Apple didn’t announce this change earlier. In case you’re wondering about the importance of a modem, this is one of the most vital parts of the smartphone technology that creates a connection with wireless network towers, so basically giving the core functionality of a phone i.e to connect, make calls and talk.

If Apple stops buying chips from Intel, it would mean a major set back to the chip manufacturer though on the other side would make Apple self-sufficient giving its business further security.


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