Key Apple Inc. (AAPL) Supplier Doing Big Things With 5G WiFi

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To many investors, Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) is known simply as a chipmaker for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), but the company’s CEO was on CNBC yesterday discussing its diverse structure. On the subject, Scott A. McGregor explained that “Broadcom makes connectivity chips in most smart phones,” adding that “we have a few favorites, but we’re mostly agnostic [...] we have pretty good share in both Apple and Samsung.”

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM)

According to statistics from the company, “99.98% of Internet traffic passes through at least one Broadcom chip.” Keeping this in mind that, McGregor also discussed the prospects of its 5G WiFi chip, which has been rumored to be included in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s products sometime in the near future. Here’s what he had to say:

“We let our customers announce their own products [...] but we do see our 5G WiFi chips really taking off this year. We’ll start to see those this quarter, and I think the ramp will accelerate through the year, and probably by the end of the year you’ll see most of high-end smartphones carrying 5G WiFi. It really gives you better performance, faster, less battery usage, better range; it’s pretty much good in all counts.”

In addition to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), McGregor mentioned a “deepening of the relationship with” ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ:ARMH), adding that “set-top box products” will be aided by the duo’s partnership. Speaking specifically about the smart television boom, the CEO had a few interesting things to say.

McGregor declined to comment on speculation of an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) television (see Apple’s ‘iTV’ Could Add $4.50 to EPS: Analyst), but he did share a few tidbits about the industry as a whole.

What were his main points?

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