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Apple to begin using Qualcomm chips in their iOS devices?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Sep 2010 18:37

Apple to begin using Qualcomm chips in their iOS devices? According to a recent China Times article, Apple may be moving to Qualcomm for the iPhone's next baseband chips.
Currently, the company uses Infineon chips for their iOS devices.

Infineon was recently purchased by Intel for $1.4 billion, with Intel having the idea in mind of having a built-in stake in the smartphone market.

"The acquired technology will be used in Intel Core processor-based laptops, and myriad of Intel Atom processor-based devices, including smartphones, netbooks, tablets and embedded computers," said Intel after the purchase.

Infineon chips support GSM only, while Qualcomm makes chips for both GSM and CDMA, which could mean Apple is finally looking to create devices for Sprint or Verizon.

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