MediaTek could be the next supplier of modem chips to Apple in 2018
Following The Wall Street Journal's report last month, DigiTimes claimed that MediaTek might have a chance to win modem chip orders from Apple next year.
Citing information from industry sources, DigiTimes stated that Apple is seeking new chip suppliers after transferring half of the orders from Qualcomm to Intel. MediaTek is in a good position to be a supplier of modem chips for Apple as it is seen to have leading technological competitiveness, extensive product blueprints and reliable logistic support.
MediaTek declined to comment on the report, but shared that it has been working hard to secure new orders from more potential customers. The company could also work with Apple on other product lines such as smart speakers, wireless charging devices and wireless connection systems.