Apple is making the modem chip that it will take away from Qualcomm
Apple is making the modem chip that it will take away from Qualcomm

Bloomberg News reported that senior Apple employees told employees Thursday that they have started making their own cellular modems for future devices. This will free the company from Qualcomm components.

Apple said that Apple's senior vice president of hardware technology, Johnny Srouje (Johnny Srouje) announced the decision at a public meeting with Apple employees, citing people familiar with the matter. After the report was released, Qualcomm's share price is down 6.3% every hour.

"This year, we started developing the first integrated cellular modem, which will enable us to take another important strategic step," Al-Sorougy said. "Such a strategic, long-term investment is an important part of realizing our products and ensuring that we have a rich portfolio of innovative technological products to meet our future needs," he added.

A cellular modem is one of the most important parts of a smartphone because it allows you to make calls and connect to the Internet using a cellular network.

According to Sarugi, Intel acquired its modem business billions of dollars in 2019, helping Apple build a team of hardware and software engineers to develop its own cellular modem. He said: Modem is one of the few wireless chips that the company is developing, including: the W chip in the Apple Watch and the U1 chip on the iPhone. These chips provide accurate location information.

The new iPhone with 5G technology uses components from Qualcomm. Previously, Apple used Intel components for several years and then bought the division where these components were manufactured by Intel.

Srouji has not announced when the mobile modem will be ready to ship the product, but the 2019 patent agreement between Apple and Qualcomm includes a six-year license agreement. Qualcomm charges phone manufacturers licensing fees based on their wireless patents, whether or not they use these chips.

In the meeting with the staff, Srouji also explained Apple's other chipset business, including: the new M1 processor in the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro and the new Mac mini. . "Apple is developing a number of Mac chips," said Al-Serooji.

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