“It’s been a rumor for months, but Broadcom Corp. Chairman Henry Samueli has confirmed – under oath – that one of the Irvine semiconductor company’s chips will be used in the new Apple iPhone,” John Gittelsohn reports for The Orange County Register.
Gittelsohn reports, “Samueli, who testified Jan. 16 in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against his company by Qualcomm Inc., was asked on the stand if there is a commitment to using a Broadcom chip in the iPhone, which Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a week earlier. ‘We actually do have the chip inside the Iphone (sic),’ the court transcript quoted Samueli saying.”
“Apple has not identified which chipmakers will supply parts for the iPhone, which is expected to go on sale late this spring for $499. It is a touch-screen-controlled device that can play music, surf the Internet and deliver voice mail and e-mail. Other companies rumored to be furnishing chips for the iPhone are Samsung Electronics Co. and Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Broadcom already supplies video chips used in some of Apple’s iPods,” Gittelsohn reports.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill” for the heads up.]
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