Analyst: iPhone to sole source Qualcomm chip
Mark LaPedus, EETimes
9/21/2010 5:55 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Qualcomm Inc. could displace cell-phone chipsets from Intel/Infineon in all iPhones from Apple Inc. by next year, according to an analyst.
At present, Apple's iPhone line uses a cell-phone chipset from Infineon Technologies AG. The carrier for the phone is AT&T. Recently, Intel Corp. acquired Infineon's wireless chip business, thereby grabbing the Apple iPhone account.
For some time, it has been rumored that Apple is developing a CDMA version of the iPhone. Qualcomm will supply the chipset. The carrier for that phone is Verizon.
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