TSMC, the main manufacturing partner of Apple processors, could start producing the first 5G modem chips for the iPhone starting in 2023.
According to Nikkei Asia, TMSC e Apple they have been working for years on the production of the first in-house modem chip of the Cupertino company, which would allow another important component of the iPhone to be built internally. The first chip modem 5G targato Apple it could therefore debut in 2023, with TSMC ready to face the entire production part, just as happens with Ax processors.
Apple plans to adopt TSMC’s 4-nanometer chip manufacturing technology to mass-produce its first 5G modem chip, along with the development of its own radio frequency and millimeter-wave components to complement the modem. Apple is also working on its own modem-specific power management chip so that it no longer has to rely on external suppliers.
TSMC would already be testing the production of the first prototypes supplied by Apple, so as to be ready for 2023. With this move, Apple will be able to move away from Qualcomm, which in these days has admitted that the supply of modem chips for the iPhone could decrease in 2023 .Rumor
Source: iPhone Italia by www.iphoneitalia.com.
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