Earlier this year, shares in London-listed chip designer Imagination Technologies tumbled after Apple said it would stop using its graphics technology for new products as it had developed its own version of the hardware, having used similar tactics of hiring many Imagination engineers.
One anonymous source said: "Based on Apple's current plan, they are set to replace around half of its power management chips to go into iPhones by itself, starting next year".
As Apple designs more components in-house, some suppliers may struggle to survive on their own.
20/11/17: KGI Securities is predicting that Apple's 2018 iPhone line-up will include "significantly faster" baseband chips, with Intel set to be the main supplier. This is bad news for Dialog Semiconductor, which now provides power management chips for smartphone manufacturers including Apple. The company designed chips for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches, and relied on Apple for 74 percent of its revenue previous year.
While Qualcomm will still have a hand in next year's iPhones, KGI notes that Apple is working on building its own baseband chips, in a bid to help it reduce costs in the future. It is possible that by using its own designed chips, Apple will be able to deliver better battery life on its iPhone by controlling power consumption of its mobile phones through software.
The Apple-designed chips would be exclusively manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), according to industry sources cited by the newspaper. That contribution will grow to around 20% in 2017 and continue to rise in 2018, according to Bernstein Research. China-backed private equity fund Canyon Bridge made an offer for the company in September.
Dialog Semiconductor counts power management as only one of seven core markets it operates in.
The company's stock has already fallen by 15 per cent following Nikkei's report, although neither Apple nor Dialog have commented on the rumours.
There is also a rumor that Apple could be ditching Qualcomm and bringing in Intel and MediaTek for their LTE chips.
Ducks acquire Adam Henrique from Devils for Sami Vatanen
Most noteworthy, he also scored the overtime game-winning-goal in 2012, as a result, the Devils went to the Stanley Cup Finals. Henrique's addition is certainly an upgrade when you look at his 50 goals and 90 points over the last two season.
Microsoft Edge is now available for all iPhone users
Additional markets will be added over time. "We are committed to empowering people and organizations to achieve more". You can find it on the App Store here . "Your ideas and passion have contributed to an even better app experience".
This stat shows how dominant Duke's basketball program has been
The Blue Devils went up by 10 points early in the second half, but in rallied to take a 69-68 lead with eight minutes remaining. The Hoosiers would cut the deficit in half and found themselves trailing 54-49 at the first media timeout of the second half.