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Topic: modem

How Apple's $1 billion Intel modem purchase happened

07/25/2019, 04:07 pm

The swift change in fortunes for Intel's modem business in the months following Qualcomm's settlement with Apple may have taken some by surprise, but the processor producer has gone through quite the journey in the process. AppleInsider details how Intel's modem arm prospered then became an acquisition target.

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Intel cellular IP and modem patents head to auction

06/25/2019, 04:06 pm

Following April's announcement it was planning to leave the 5G smartphone modem business, Intel is said to be preparing to hold an auction for its cellular wireless intellectual property, which reportedly includes a portfolio of 8,500 assets that will be put up for sale.

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Qualcomm faces second EU antitrust fine in two years

06/24/2019, 01:06 pm

Qualcomm may have to pay a second big fine to the European Union over antitrust concerns for how it handled sales of 3G chips for mobile hotspot and dongles, just over a year after the chip maker was issued a $1.23 billion financial penalty for illegally shutting out modem rivals from supplying Apple.

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Editorial: The big loser in the Apple - Qualcomm settlement isn't Intel, it's Android

04/17/2019, 08:04 am

Without Apple buying its 5G modems in annual volumes greater than 200M units, Intel had little chance of staying afloat in competition with Qualcomm. However, the Open Handset Alliance of Android phone makers is the bigger casualty of the deal, because they're losing the strongest marketing point they've had to rival iPhones in ten years: exclusive access to Qualcomm's leading 5G modem chips.

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What to expect from the Apple versus Qualcomm 'no license, no chips' trial

04/13/2019, 10:04 am

After a year of maneuvering. Apple and Qualcomm are set to face off in Judge Gonzalo Curiel's courtroom starting on Tuesday afternoon. AppleInsider breaks down the developments of the last year, leading up to the trial.

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Apple might debut first in-house modem in 2021 as it questions Intel's ability to deliver 5G chip [u]

04/03/2019, 08:04 pm

A report on Wednesday highlights Apple's struggles to obtain 5G modem chips for its flagship iPhone by 2020, saying increasingly tense relations with current supplier Intel might delay those plans. That might not matter, as the company is on track to build its own modems that could debut in 2021.

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Apple's 2020 iPhones expected to use 5nm 'A14' TSMC chips

02/22/2019, 07:02 am

TSMC is expected to further reduce the die size for the 2020 iPhone, and is expected to provide a 5nm "A14" system-on-a-chip for Apple.

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Qualcomm $243 million antitrust judgement upheld by Korean Supreme Court

02/12/2019, 07:02 am

The South Korean Supreme Court has affirmed a ruling that found Qualcomm guilty of illegal kickbacks to cellphone manufacturers to keep modem adoption high, and must pay at least 200 billion won ($243 million) in damages.

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Apple chip engineering team shift suggests strong 5G modem push

02/07/2019, 08:02 am

Apple is restructuring some of its internal hardware teams, with the move to directly under the head of hardware suggesting a strong 5G modem push.

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