Apple is looking to buy Intel’s 5G modem business


Apple is looking to buy Intel’s 5G modem business

Apple is looking to buy Intel’s 5G modem business

According to news published in technology news agencies, Apple is looking to buy the German division of Intel , is the main part of the company’s modem business.

Intel’s German office includes engineers from Infineon’s wireless technology division, which the chip giant bought in 2011 for $1.4 billion. has done. From 2007 to 2010, this group produced Baseband chips (Baseband, a chip that performs telecommunication functions manages the device) manufactured the iPhone .

According to published reports, these talks have been ongoing since last year. If these negotiations are successful, Apple will gather hundreds of experienced modem engineers and pursue its ultimate goal of developing 5G modems.

An Intel spokesperson said:

We have engaged outside consultants to evaluate possible strategies for our 5G smartphone business. do Also, we have valued the shares related to wireless modem products as well as our intellectual property. There is considerable interest in this business, but I can’t say more than that at this time.

If these negotiations come to fruition, the contract will include the products as well as the rights related to the company’s inventions. Previously, a number of Intel executives who were attracted to this company during the Infineon contract have been employed by Apple. Some of these employees were hired years ago, and some, like Stephen Wolff, the former director of modem equipment at Intel’s German office, have come to Cupertino in recent months. In February of this year, Apple was able to hire Amshankar Thayagarajan, Intel’s senior engineer who is said to have played a key role in the development of the XMM 8160 5G modem.

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Intel exited the smartphone modem industry in April; According to this company, after the legal conflict between Qualcomm and Apple regarding the intellectual property and copyright of the products, it was no longer possible to continue operating in this field. The legal conflict that ended with the payment of 4.5 to 4.6 billion dollars by Apple in exchange for a few years of providing the company’s chip needed by Qualcomm and a 6-year license agreement.

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