According to multiple sources, Intel is not only exiting 5G, but is ready to exit the 5G business.
(opens in new tab) Not only that, but in the next few years it will move towards exiting the WWAN business altogether. 5G is just the first step on that journey.
What is Intel going to do with the extra resources? It looks like they are working on an Integrated Device Manufacturing (IDM) 2.0 strategy.
“While we continue to prioritize investments in our IDM 2.0 strategy, we have made the difficult decision to exit the WWAN client business for both LTE and 5G.
more than moore. Prioritizing IDM 2.0
“We will work with our partners and customers to facilitate a seamless transition, support ongoing business, and ensure that our customers continue to have access to solutions for the connected PC segment,” Intel added.
“Going forward, we will continue to work to ensure that the industry brings great solutions to the market and those solutions work well on Intel-based platforms.”
Three years ago, Intel announced it would sell its 5G modem business to Apple. Soon after, he partnered with MediaTek to build his 5G modems for laptop and PC computers. The first products will launch in his 2021, but these devices also appear to have a short lifespan.
As for 4G technology, Intel’s 4G LTE modem partner was a company called Fibocom.
Now, Intel’s plan seems to be to hand over the 4G/5G technology to these two companies so they can continue development and support. Intel will most likely exit the 5G market entirely by July this year, and the entire WWAN business by 2025. That’s when the last of his 4G products will ship.
Intel’s other connectivity efforts, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Thunderbolt, will continue as usual.
Via: Moore Over
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