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Intel abandoned production of 5G smartphone modem on the same day as Apple and Qualcomm reach a court agreement



Intel confirmed this it will no longer work in developing a 5G modem for smartphones, including those scheduled for 2020 and designed for iPhone.

Both companies signed a new cooperation agreement six years, with the possibility of extending for another two years.

Prior to reaching this agreement, everything seemed to indicate that Intel would be the only manufacturer of 5G modems Apple demanded after interrupting Qualcomm's relationship, but it is also true that Intel reported that They had difficulties in meeting the timelines and scope sought by Tim Cook.

Finally, Intel eventually changed the delivery date from 2019 to 2020, but it was still unclear whether all 5G modems would arrive in time for iPhones 2020.

Bob Swan, Intel's chief executive, mentioned: "We are excited about the features within 5G & "blur" & # 39; networks, but in smartphone modem business, it is clear that there is no clear path to profitability and positive benefits".

In addition to these new information, Nikkei Asian Review He said that after the agreement reached by Apple and Qualcomm, his sources confirmed it the first iPhone 5G arrives in 2020.

Qualcomm shares rose 23 percent after agreeing with Apple

Apple will pay Qualcomm a one-time payment, and the two have signed a multi-year licensing and offer agreement, which will come into force on April 1, in which the iPhone maker will pay Minneapolis Qualcomm, the company said on Tuesday. .

"There was concern that this would be a terrible battle in the court, and I think Apple understands, despite defending its stance, that the best for the company, based on issues of 5G and licensing, was an agreement," said Dan Ives, analyst Wedbush Securities. "And Apple and Qualcomm had more to lose in trial than with contract".


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