Chinese NAND flash memory chip maker Yangtze Memory (YMTC) passed Apple’s verification test and will reportedly begin supplying storage chips for the company in May, according to DigiTimes. Based in Wuhan, YMTC would become the first Chinese company to supply Apple with NAND chips, and Apple’s third flash memory chip supplier after US-based Kioxia and Korea-based SK Hynix. A Thursday report by Bloomberg said that Apple has been testing chips from Yangtze Memory for months, but the deal has yet to be confirmed, with Apple currently weighing different options. [DigiTimes]