Apple’s iPhone 5 teardown reveals components from Qualcomm, Avago, Skyworks, and more

“Apple’s iPhone 5 uses chips from Qualcomm Inc, Avago Technologies Ltd and Skyworks Solutions Inc, according to repair firm iFixit, which pried one open,” Stuart McDill and Noel Randewich report for Reuters.

“Other companies supplying parts for the new phone include DRAM and flash memory chipmaker SK Hynix and radio-frequency chipmaker Triquint Semiconductor Inc,” McDill and Randewich report. “The device included an audio chip made by Cirrus Logic Inc . Speculation has swirled that Cirrus technology has replaced that of rival Audience Inc. It also had a gyroscope, used to track the phone’s orientation, made by STMicroelectronics as well as controller chips from PMC-Sierra Inc and Broadcom Corp.”

McDill and Randewich report, “Sharp Corp, LG Display Co Ltd and Japan Display Inc are believed to supply Apple with display panels for its iPhones, although they were not identified in the teardown.”

Read more in the full article here.

iFixIt’s full iPhone teardown report is here.


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