FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German chipmaker Infineon (IFXGn.DE) is in talks with Intel (INTC.O) about a sale of its wireless chip business, German business daily Financial Times Deutschland reported on Monday, citing sources at Infineon.
Infineon and Intel were not immediately available for comment.
Munich-based Infineon, which supplies chips for Apple’s (AAPL.O) iPad as well as components for Nokia NOK1V.HE, Samsung (005930.KS) and Research in Motion RIM.TO, is unsure whether a divestment makes sense, the paper said.
Some analysts have said it would make sense for Intel to buy Infineon’s wireless business, but Infineon Chief Executive Peter Bauer told Reuters in March he saw no reason why the chipmaker should not try to further develop the business.
Reporting by Christoph Steitz; Editing by Erica Billingham