Qualcomm in Talks to Supply Chips for Apple IPhone



Qualcomm Inc., the world’s biggest maker of handset chips, is in talks to supply products for use in Apple Inc.’s iPhone, Chief Executive Officer Paul Jacobs said.

“We continue to discuss it, but haven’t made it yet,” Jacobs said in a Bloomberg Television interview in Hong Kong today. “Hopefully, in the future, we will have the opportunity.”

Qualcomm seeks to join suppliers including Toshiba Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG to win chip orders for the iPhone, one of the two top-selling smart phones in the U.S. in the second-quarter, according to researcher NPD Group Inc. The San Diego-based company already sells semiconductors for handsets that use Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Mobile technology, and Google Inc.’s Android software, Jacobs said.

“We talk to everybody in the industry,” Jacobs said. “We are very strong in the smart-phone market.”