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Apple to design its own power chips as early as 2018: Nikkei

(Reuters) – Apple Inc is designing its own major power leadership chips to be used in iPhones as early as in 2018, the Nikkei trade day by day reported on Thursday bringing up resources.

FILE PHOTO: The new iPhone X is pictured on the Apple Store Marche Saint-Germain in Paris, France, November three, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo

Apple’s transfer would scale back its dependence on Dialog Semiconductor Plc, that makes power-management chips for smartphone makers.

“Based on Apple’s current plan, they are set to replace partially, or around half of its power management chips to go into iPhones by itself starting next year,” a supply mentioned, in accordance to the Nikkei record. (s.nikkei.com/2Al5nSl)

Shares of the Anglo-German chipmaker fell 7.2 p.c, whilst Apple’s stocks have been up marginally in premarket buying and selling.

Apple didn’t in an instant reply to a request for remark. Dialog may just no longer in an instant be reached for remark.

Reporting via Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; Editing via Shounak Dasgupta

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