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Apple recruits a new supplier to help complete iPhone 14-series production

SG Micro is a new Apple supply partner. (Source: SG Micro)
SG Micro is a new Apple supply partner. (Source: SG Micro)
SG Micro is a company that has reportedly just secured an order from Apple for the upcoming iPhone 14 series, possibly even its top-end Pro and Pro Max variants. It is a major coup for the components OEM, particularly as it can now say it is a "tier-1" supplier to a top global hardware corporation. Accordingly, its parts will be a part of devices from the new flagship line that are made in the second half of 2022.

SG Micro typically pitches its power-management components (which include the DACs, amplifiers and switches for this purpose) at the automotive industry. However, according to the respected market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it has now won the right to list Apple among its list of clients.

This high-profile achievement apparently demonstrates SG Micro's status as what Kuo describes as a "tier-1" electronics supplier, having matched up to Apple's famously exacting quality standards. The Beijing-based manufacturer will thus supply the power management integrated circuits (or PMICs) for the iPhone 14 series.

Therefore, this is a potentially valuable development for SG Micro, as well as a potentially interesting one for iPhone fans and the tech sphere in general. Not only does it suggest that Apple is back on track with its mobile product cycle (more so than previously thought, moreover), but that its new choice of PMICs for "higher-end" units hint at upgraded (or at least updated) charging specs in these upcoming flagships.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-07-25 (Update: 2022-07-25)