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iPhone 5 Countdown: Broadcom Will Be a Winner

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Sept 12.

That’s the date the tech world will be watching, as Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL  ) unveils its iPhone 5 to the world. That puts us at T-minus six days to the event, so investors need to make sure they’re fully prepared for the opportunities that lie within.

 

Source: The Loop.

This year’s model will put up massive unit sales figures. Some estimates range as high as 250 million units throughout the product’s life cycle, which would more than double lifetime unit sales to date. For numerous component suppliers, that spells profits, as they ride on Apple’s coattails to riches. Leading up to the event, I’m going to outline a handful of companies that I think will be winners of the iPhone 5.

WiFi, Bluetooth, and FM combo chip: Broadcom
Broadcom
(Nasdaq: BRCM  ) is also another mainstay iPhone component supplier, sourcing the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and integrated FM radio combo chip. The company has held down this spot virtually uncontested since 2009, after beating out Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL  ) , and is also set to be included in the iPhone 5.

The new iPad carried a Broadcom chip, and the iPhone 5 is expected to carry an even newer one. Including this new dual-band chip would add additional efficiencies and dramatic improvements in power efficiency.

Broadcom will definitely be one of the more notable iPhone 5 winners.

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Fool contributor Evan Niu owns shares of Apple, but he holds no other position in any company mentioned. Click here to see his holdings and a short bio. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Apple. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended creating a bull call spread position in Apple. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.


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