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Topic: Broadcom

Intel reportedly pushing to supply Apple with baseband chips for future iPhones

06/23/2014, 09:06 am

While Intel Mobile Communications hasn't supplied baseband processors to Apple in years, the chipmaker is said to be looking to get back into the supply chain for future iPhone models in an effort to oust current partner Qualcomm.

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Custom iPhone baseband chips seen as too 'herculean' a task for Apple to tackle in-house

04/14/2014, 02:04 pm

With recent rumors and hires suggesting Apple may be planning to build its own custom baseband chips for future iPhones, moving away from off-the-shelf silicon from companies like Qualcomm, one analyst thinks it's a highly unlikely route for Apple to take given the time it would have to invest.

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Apple nabs senior RF engineers from Broadcom amid rumors of new in-house baseband team

04/09/2014, 10:04 am

At least two high-level baseband hardware engineers have left wireless semiconductor company Broadcom for new positions at Apple this year, adding weight to speculation that the iPhone maker is planning to design and build its own baseband processors.

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Qualcomm gearing up to produce 4G LTE chips for Apple's next iPhone

06/15/2012, 08:06 am

Chipmakers are preparing for production of Apple's sixth-generation iPhone, including Qualcomm, which is said to be providing high-speed 4G long-term evolution chips produced using a 28-nanometer process.

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Broadcom rumored to place 'rush orders' with TSMC for iPhone 5 parts

09/15/2011, 07:09 am

Apple supplier Broadcom has been pegged as the most likely customer to have given Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. a boost through a recent batch of "rush orders," with some analysts suggesting that the last-minute orders are for the next-generation iPhone.

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Apple tablet rumors: Time Inc. in the dark, PA Semi chip, 'secret' negotiations

01/20/2010, 09:01 am

U.S. publishers are reportedly negotiating tablet-related content deals with Apple in New York; a list of potential component suppliers for the hardware has surfaced, including a P.A. Semi-designed processor; and new allegations claim Time Inc. has little knowledge of the tablet.

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Bluetooth 3.0 arrives with promise of eightfold speed increase

04/22/2009, 12:04 pm

The next version of the Bluetooth short-range wireless protocol officially launched this week, promising an eightfold speed increase to boost the low power protocol into the same performance range as WiFi wireless networking, while allowing Bluetooth 3.0 devices to fall back to lower power mode when not actively transferring data.

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Latest iPhone 3.0 multi-model and component supplier rumors

04/14/2009, 09:04 am

Over the past 48 hours, a couple of new reports have come out of the Far East claiming to identify up to three new models of Apple's iPhone due this year and a list of component suppliers who'll play an integral role.

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Next-gen iPod touch, iPhone to support low-power 802.11n

04/04/2009, 06:04 pm

Wireless radio component specifications contained within beta distributions of iPhone 3.0 firmware reveal support for a new chip enabling low power 802.11n that's bound for Apple's third-generation iPod touch. It's therefore also likely to be included with new iPhone models.

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Every iPhone 3G chip named, illustrated in detail

07/12/2008, 06:07 pm

Many have made guesses as to what chipsets are inside iPhone 3G, but research firms Portelligent and Semiconductor Insights have cracked the mystery and have explained each chip in one of the most detailed Apple product teardowns yet.

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3G iPhone's firmware purportedly leaked, hints at assisted GPS [Updated]

06/07/2008, 01:06 am

A late leak has allegedly revealed the inner workings of the next-generation iPhone's cellular chipset, down to its specific parts and most of its capabilities.

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