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Apple targets Intel’s German modem business for its 5G creds

June 12, 2019

Via: Techradar

Apple is reportedly in talks to buy Intel’s German modem business as it seeks to take more control over the iPhone’s supply chain.

The Information says talks between the two companies started last year, with Intel eager to sell off its modem division.

Intel has supplied Apple with modem chips since 2016, supplanting Qualcomm, but has struggled to keep pace with its rival. Earlier this year, Intel abandoned plans to build 5G modems after missing a number of deadlines for development of a chip that would have powered the first next generation iPhone in 2020.

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