I suspect the article is based on this information:
“Apple is hiring dozens of engineers for its Southern California office to develop components that could eventually replace parts currently sourced from companies like Broadcom, Skyworks, and Qualcomm. The office is located in Irvine, California, near Los Angeles, where major manufacturers are located. The chips fall.
Vacancies indicate that Apple is looking for employees with experience in modem chips and wireless semiconductors. At the facility, workers will work on wireless radios, embedded radio frequency semiconductors, and semiconductors for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
“Apple’s growing wireless silicon development team is developing the next generation of wireless silicon!” Vacant says. In another statement, the staff will be “the cornerstone of the Wireless SoC Design Group with a critical impact in bringing Apple’s modern wireless solutions to hundreds of millions of products.”
Apple signed a multi-year deal with Broadcom in 2020, which will run for three and a half years, which means it will expire in 2023. Under the terms of the deal, Broadcom will supply Apple with “a range of selected high-performance wireless components and modules.”
When the contract expires, Apple will no longer need to use Broadcom components and can rely on its own components instead.
Apple is increasing chip production internally to become more independent of third-party suppliers. For example, Apple is very advanced in developing a 5G modem chip, and when work on this chip is completed, the company may stop acquiring 5G chips from Qualcomm.
Current rumors suggest that Apple’s modem chips will be ready for use in iPhone 2023 models, so Apple will continue to use Qualcomm chips for the iPhone 14 series.
Apple supplier TSMC will produce Apple-designed 5G modems for the iPhone 2023, and Qualcomm has already said it expects to ship only 20 percent of modems for the iPhone 2023, with Apple largely relying on its own 5G chips.
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