[News] Apple Supplier Qorvo Sells Chinese Test and Packaging Plant to Luxshare

2023-12-20 Semiconductors editor

The global provider of connectivity and power solutions Qorvo announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with Luxshare Precision for the acquisition of Qorvo’s assembly and test facilities in Beijing and Dezhou, China.

According to Qorvo’s official news, the companies anticipate completing the transaction by the first half of calendar 2024, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and the satisfaction or waiver of other closing conditions.

Upon closing, Luxshare will acquire each facility’s operations and assets, which include the property, plant and equipment, as well as the existing workforce, to enable seamless continuity of operations. Qorvo will continue to maintain its sales, engineering and customer support employees in China to continue serving customers.

Following the close of the transaction, Luxshare will assemble and test products for Qorvo under a newly established long-term supply agreement. The Beijing and Dezhou facilities primarily support Qorvo’s highly integrated advanced cellular products.

Luxshare Precision Expected to Deepen Ties in Apple’s Supply Chain

Reportedly, to establish a presence in the Chinese Radio Frequency (RF) industry, Qorvo has set up facilities in Beijing and Dezhou, Shandong. The Dezhou facility is twice the size of the Beijing facility and is primarily engaged in the assembly, packaging, and testing of RF devices.

The product range includes RF switches, multiplexers, tuners, amplifiers, and various other series. At the time of the public information available, the Dezhou facility was responsible for packaging 75% of Qorvo products and testing 85%-90% of Qorvo products.

Now, Qorvo has decided to sell its Chinese factories, aiming to further reduce capital intensity, support the pursuit of long-term gross margin goals, and ensure continuity in serving Chinese customers.

This move aligns with the current development trends, and in the future, Qorvo intends to achieve continuous market presence in China and improve profitability through the collaboration with Luxshare Precision.

From the perspective of Luxshare Precision, one significant point of connection between Qorvo and its business lies in end customers. As widely known, one of Qorvo’s major clients is the consumer electronics giant Apple, and Luxshare Precision has been providing outsourced manufacturing services for Apple for many years, consistently deepening its integration into Apple’s supply chain.

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Please note that this article cites information from Qorvo