Nikkei Asian Review: ‘Apple to Design Power Chips in-House as Early as 2018’

Cheng Ting-Fang, reporting from Taipei for for Nikkei Asian Review

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.

Anything Apple doesn’t design itself is likely something it would prefer to design itself. The iPhone is getting more customized — using more Apple-designed components — with each year.

Thursday, 30 November 2017