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Apple and Broadcom ink deal for development of 5G radio frequency components

The companies have announced a new multi-year, multibillion-dollar agreement.

Under the agreement, Broadcom will develop 5G radio frequency components, including FBAR (bulk acoustic wave) filters, and wireless connectivity components. The filters will be designed and built in several American manufacturing and technology hubs, including Fort Collins, Colorado, where Broadcom has a major facility.

Apple already helps support more than 1,000 jobs in Broadcom’s FBAR filter manufacturing facility, the company said. The partnership will enable Broadcom to continue to invest in critical automation projects and upskilling engineers and technicians.

Apple said it’s spending tens of billions of dollars to develop 5G technology in the US. They’re part of a commitment the tech giant made in 2021 to invest $430 billion in the US economy over five years.

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