IT Home News on December 19, foreign media MacRumors reported that data from the research organization TrendForce showed that the huge sales of Apple’s iPhone 12/Pro models led to a surge in demand for Qualcomm’s 5G modem and RF chips, helping to promote the manufacturing of this chip The company’s revenue surpassed its rival Broadcom in the third quarter of 2020.
Qualcomm’s third-quarter revenue was 4.9 billion US dollars, an increase of 37.6% over the same period last year, and Broadcom was 4.6 billion US dollars. TrendForce said that Qualcomm’s “remarkable performance” was partly due to its re-entry into Apple’s supply chain earlier this year, after the two companies reached a settlement in a lawsuit last year.
IT Home is informed that, however, the renewed partnership between Apple and Qualcomm may not be done once and for all, because Bloomberg recently reported that Apple has begun to develop its own cellular modem for the future iPhone. According to reports, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technology Johny Srouji shared this information at a plenary meeting with Apple employees, and this move was expected after Apple acquired most of Intel’s smartphone modem business last year.
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