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Apple taps TSMC to build custom iPhone 5G modem in 2023

U.S. company aims to cut reliance on Qualcomm for key components

Apple plans to adopt TSMC's 4-nanometer chip technology for its 5G modems as it seeks to cut reliance on Qualcomm. (Source photos by Shinya Sawai and Akira Kodaka)

TAIPEI -- Apple is forging a closer partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in hopes of reducing its reliance on Qualcomm, Nikkei Asia has learned, with plans to have the Taiwanese chip titan make 5G iPhone modems from 2023.

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