Apple will make its semiconductors

Apple is looking to hire dozens of engineers to develop its semiconductors. The company is recruiting workers in Irvine, California, where major chipmakers, including providers Broadcom and Skyworks, have offices. The move furthers Apple’s ambitions to design its technology.

Two years after the tech giant began hiring engineers in San Diego, California — the headquarters of Apple’s then-modem supplier Qualcomm — it built its in-house modem.

A similar trajectory would hurt Broadcom and Skyworks, which currently supply Apple with wireless chips. Apple makes up 20% and 60% of Broadcom and Skyworks’ revenue.

The job listings are part of a broader push to open more satellite offices, enabling Apple to hire specialized workers who might not want to move to Silicon Valley.