Apple may acquire Broadcom's RF wireless chips section, according to reports from the Wall Street Journal.
According to the report, Broadcom wants to get rid of its wireless chips business, despite revenues of $ 2.2 billion in fiscal 2029. Apple would be on the front line to take advantage of it. According to the very first rumors, Broadcom would have set the price at around $ 10 billion, a figure that would not scare a company like Apple. Broadcom’s wireless RF units are considered to be the best in the industry.
With its wireless chip activities, the company is the market leader in so-called FBARs – film bulk acoustic resonators – which are used in mobile phones and base stations to filter out unwanted radio transmissions. But in recent years, Broadcom has faced increased competition. These include Qorvo Inc., which has developed a reliable alternative filtering technology capable of replacing traditional FBARs.
Apple currently uses these chips on its iPhone, which accounts for 25% of the company's revenue. The acquisition is not yet close, but the two companies are said to have started negotiations.