Shares in many of the suppliers that supply apple with power-saving energy management chips for its iPhone have fallen more than 50 percent since 2018, according to foreign media reports, as multiple sources say the company is developing its own power management chip for the iPhone.
In a recent conference call, Jalal Bagherli, chief executive of Dialog Semiconductor, said apple had given no explanation for cutting orders for power-management chips, not just Dialog Semiconductor, but other suppliers as well, according to Reuters. Apple is likely developing its own power-management chips, the executive said.
The move will cut supplier revenues by 5 per cent in 2018, even though they are still up from a year ago. But more than half of Dialog Semiconductor's revenue comes from apple orders, according to analysts' estimates.
Dialog Semiconductor's shares have halved in value in the past year as prices have fallen.
There have been rumors that apple is developing its own power management chips that can be better integrated with A range of processors and W wireless chips. Designing its own power management chips could help apple further reduce costs and improve battery efficiency, and help it move into vr and augmented reality glasses in the future.
Apple is likely to launch its own power-management chip as early as 2018, but Dialog said the company's performance this year will not be significantly affected, and the company acknowledged that it will have its own power-management chip in the coming years.
But Bagherli says apple has already signed orders for products in 2019 and 2020, making it unlikely it will launch such chips this year.
Apple is expected to launch three new iphones this year, including the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED display and the 6.1-inch LCD.
Source: tencent technology