Nikkei: Apple to design power chips in-house as early as 2018

Cheng Ting Feng, Nikkei:

Apple is designing its own main power management chips for use in iPhones as early as in 2018, cutting dependence on Dialog Semiconductor, according to industry sources, as shares in the U.K. developer plunged as much as 19% in afternoon trade in Frankfurt.

Seems a natural move, if true. Part of the process of reducing dependency, where possible.



  • Mo

    Dang.

  • not necessarily where possible, but where it makes sense. power management is a core technology in their products, one where they can achieve extra efficiency by designing the hardware and software. this is a bit different than a radio or modem which while essential is more commodity.

  • Matthew Shettler

    Power move from Apple.

  • Cranky Observer

    Apple is following the path of IBM in reverse: bringing more fundamental components in-house each year.

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