Apple(Apple) is developing its own5GmodemPieceIt has been rumored for a long time, and now there is a latest report that ASE Investment Holdings and American company Amcor intend to win the order for chip packaging.
According to reports, Apple’s self-developed modem chip may be produced by TSMC, but the packaging part may be outsourced to other suppliers. Currently, at least ASE and Amkor are participating in the competition. According to the report, ASE and Amcore have experience packaging modem chips for Qualcomm.
Qualcomm is currently the exclusive supplier of Apple’s 5G modem chips, but Apple has long been rumored to be designing its own 5G chips. Last month, Chief Executive Cristiano Amon said he expected Apple’s own 5G modem chips to be ready by 2024. However, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman pointed out that it could take three years for Apple products to completely replace Qualcomm’s chips.
The fourth-generation iPhone SE is expected to be the first to use Apple’s own 5G modem chip, and the new product could be released in March 2024. How well Apple’s own chips will perform compared to Qualcomm’s modem chips is unknown, but switching to Apple-designed chips could reduce Apple’s production costs over time.
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