Apple touts multibillion-dollar Broadcom deal for 5G and wireless tech built in the US

From The Verge: Apple has signed on to a multiyear, multibillion-dollar agreement with Broadcom, a chipmaker based in the US. The company announced the news on Tuesday, saying it will continue to work with the chipmaker to develop 5G components and other wireless connectivity parts.

From the announcement:

"Through this collaboration, Broadcom will develop 5G radio frequency components — including FBAR filters — and cutting-edge wireless connectivity components. The FBAR filters will be designed and built in several key American manufacturing and technology hubs, including Fort Collins, Colorado, where Broadcom has a major facility."

Apple already partners with Broadcom to make Wi-Fi and Bluetooth tech for its iPhones. However, rumors from earlier this year indicated that Apple had been working on its own in-house chip to replace the one from Broadcom. At the time, a report from Bloomberg suggested that it planned on using the new chip in 2025, but it’s unclear how this deal could relate to those plans.

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