Following Apple’s deal with Qualcomm, Intel says it is exiting the 5G smartphone modem business

Just hours after Apple’s settlement with Qualcomm, Intel has announced that it is exiting the 5G smartphone modem business. In a press release, the company says that it will instead focus on 5G network infrastructure. more… The post Following Apple’s deal with Qualcomm, Intel says it is exiting the 5G smartphone modem business appeared first […]

MediaTek angling for future iPhone 5G modem orders, enters HomePod supply chain in meantime

MediaTek is a possible alternative modem manufacturer for Apple to consider for future iPhones. Amidst its disputes with Qualcomm over patent royalties, Apple has turned to Intel to reduce Qualcomm’s marketshare over iPhone modems. However, it has been reported that Apple is also considering to bring MediaTek onboard as a second supplier. Digitimes says that […]

Apple could ditch Qualcomm for new Gbps Intel XMM 7650 modem in iPhone 8

Earlier today Intel announced a new XMM 7650 Baseband Processor modem today to take on Qualcomm’s X16. Unlike previous Intel modems, the new product supports CDMA in addition to LTE, as well as high speed LTE Category 16, enabling gigabit downloads. The new chip could enable global mobile support for Apple’s next iPhones. AppleInsider – […]