NEW YORK, July 23. /TASS/. The American company Apple is currently consulting on the acquisition of units of the Corporation Intel, which produces chips for wireless modems. This was reported on Monday by Bloomberg.

According to its sources, a final agreement can be reached next week. The potential deal is estimated at about $ 1 billion, it involves the transfer of Apple’s several patents.

According to the newspaper The Wall Street Journal, the chips in question are used in smartphones. Apple and Intel, according to the publication, started consultations on the possibility of the deal about a year ago, they were repeatedly interrupted and resumed.

According to the newspaper, Apple plans to strengthen its own development in the production of chips for mobile devices. With this goal in San Diego (California) plans to open the center, which will employ about 1.2 thousand people. Apple, in particular, took on the work of specialists in this field who previously worked at Intel.

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