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Apple Plans to Drop Key Broadcom Chip to Use In-House Design

  • Company also is swapping out Qualcomm for homegrown modem
  • Combined Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip would replace Broadcom part
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Watch: Apple plans to stop using Broadcom chips in its devices.Source: Bloomberg
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Apple Inc.’s push to replace the chips inside its devices with homegrown components will include dropping a key Broadcom Inc. part in 2025, according to people familiar with the situation, dealing a blow to one of its biggest suppliers. 

As part of the shift, Apple also aims to ready its first cellular modem chip by the end of 2024 or early 2025, letting it swap out electronics from Qualcomm Inc., said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are private. Apple had been previously expected to replace the Qualcomm part as soon as this year, but development snags have pushed back the timeline.