Apple Inc is exploring new suppliers for memory chips used in its iPhones, a Reuters report
cited Bloomberg News has it.
The new chip supplier might include a potentially first Chinese supplier, the report added.
Japan-based Kioxia Holdings Corp — a key supplier of flash memory chips to Apple — had reported a contamination last month at two of its manufacturing facilities, which the company said will result in reduced production.
Apple is now testing sample NAND flash memory chips by Chinese semiconductor company Yangtze Memory Technologies Co, the report said.
Earlier this month, another key Apple supplier Foxconn had to suspend its Shenzhen operations due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.