The chief executive of Qualcomm anticipates that Apple will shift to in-house 5G modems for its iPhones in 2024.
Cristiano Amon said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, “We’re making no plans for 2024; my planning assumption is we’re not providing Apple a modem in 2024, but it is their decision to make.”
Apple’s latest iPhone 14 models use Qualcomm modem chips.
Apple purchased Intel’s modem business in 2019 and there are chances that it may begin using in-house parts this year.
Qualcomm is diversifying its business into low-power applications and automotive semiconductors.
Amon said, “We feel pretty good about a solution and we’re just moving forward with our plans. And all of our customers are very excited about what we’re doing in this area.”
Amon said, “We do have licenses to sell 4G chips to Huawei. We’re being compliant through our license, but we have not yet seen any action.”