Apple and Qualcomm deal pushed Intel to quit 5G development

26 April 2019
There wasn’t enough incentive to go for mobile 5G once Apple decided to go with Qualcomm.

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  • Anonymous

Hmm, 29 Apr 2019I worked for AMD many moons ago and they are no better than inte... moreIts actually much better to have another competition like 3 Desktop CPU major manufacturers rather than just 2 AMD/INTEL..

Also in the Graphics Card Department, rather than just NVIDIA/AMD there should be another 1 to compete, sadly Intel ditch their Desktop GPU.

  • Hmm

Anonymous, 26 Apr 2019Intel has been a loser on all fronts (Except for laptop processo... moreI worked for AMD many moons ago and they are no better than intel, they are all the same US company's stealing each others IP.

  • MarcioR

After the 5G modems there will be lawsuits all over the place, again...

Bewildered , 26 Apr 2019https://www.gsmarena.com/qualcomm_and_samsung_will_supply_apple_... moreAll other companies pays their licenses. Apple is the only thief here, don't try to shame others for what Apple always do.

  • Bewildered

Duck of death, 26 Apr 20196 billion dollars. I think, Intel was the reason Apple was push... morehttps://www.gsmarena.com/qualcomm_and_samsung_wi­ll_supply_apple_with_5g_modems_in_2020-news-3670­8.php

The court case could go either way
Apple 2020 launch if 5G could be put in serious jeopardy or delayed and Qualcomm could cut off its nose to spite its face and NOT supply Apple with modems
Apple has already lost court cases for 4G Intel modem iPhone as these utilise Qualcomm patented technology which Qualcomm has a right to
Apple imo realise you can't bully a person who owns property

Apple was the first $ trillion company, much smaller companies will have to pay Qualcomm licencing fees

Intel would need to have a licencing arrangement with Qualcomm so whatever Intel charges Apple would be reduced by the fees it has to pay Qualcomm

FYI IOS is a Nokia licenced software, Apple didn't in 2006, 2007 design IOS from scratch, essential parts are Nokia patented processes.
Nokia sued Apple, Apple then like now threw in the towel, to be blunt Apple pays Nokia a fee for every device that uses IoS

cruizer, 26 Apr 2019my hunch is that Intel actually really already wanted to quit as... more6 billion dollars.
I think, Intel was the reason Apple was pushed into having to sign that settlement. Remember, that is just a settlement for the theft Apple did on Intel's behalf. Nothing and future deals.
I wouldn't be surprised if Intel sold Apple out as a thank you for working on a desktop processor. "Leaked" definitive evidence to Qualcomm showing how Apple had given Intel illegal blueprints.

  • Anonymous

abigfanoftechs, 26 Apr 2019This was a bad decision by Intel. Apple isn't the only phone mak... moreYeah... The article says they will keep working on non smartphone modems.

  • Anonymous

Intel has been a loser on all fronts (Except for laptop processors) for a long time. The only reason i won't wish them complete failure is because there needs to be competition, otherwise AMD would become just like them, or even worse.

  • Anonymous

how about put a 5G modem in your surface laptops, facepalm

  • cruizer

my hunch is that Intel actually really already wanted to quit as a 5G modem player. they just waited for Apple and Qualcomm to seal a deal, then they announced it. had they announced it before Apple and Qualcomm's deal, it would put Apple in a terrible position and Qualcomm would have totally humiliated Apple with a disadvantageous deal.

This was a bad decision by Intel. Apple isn't the only phone maker, plus 5G modem can be used in laptop/tablets/cars etc ... So there will be many customers for their 5G modem.