Apple and Broadcom chip deals now worth a casual $15 billion
What you need to know
- Apple has signed two new agreements with California chipmaker Broadcom.
- It signed two multiyear agreements to provide wireless components.
- The two deals, combined with a 2019 agreement could net the San Jose company $15 billion in revenue.
Apple has reportedly signed two multiyear deals with California chipmaker Broadcom, bringing the total worth of its agreements with the company to $15 billion.
According to Bloomberg:
Broadcom supplies Apple with radio-frequency chips, which it uses in its mobile devices (iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch) to connect to cellular networks. It has also reportedly supplied Wi-Fi chips to Apple in the past.
As noted in the report, the deal is so lucrative that Broadcom shares rose more than 2% towards the end of trading in the wake of the announcement. It's competitor, Skyworks Solutions, saw shares drop by 7.7%.
Earlier this month it was reported that Apple's Taiwanese manufacturing partner, TSMC is due to begin work producing Apple's new A14 iPhone chips, based around a new 5nm architecture, in Q2 of 2020. This would put us on course for a standard, September iPhone announcement coming later this year.
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