Technology giant Apple officially bought Intel’s modem production unit for $ 1 billion. With the agreement, 2,200 Intel employees, production centers and patents were transferred to Apple. Apple lagged behind its competitors in 5G technologies.
Qualcomm’la court time and problems with Apple, Apple also left a little more helpless. However, the agreement with Qualcomm subsequently eliminated Intel on iPhone modems. Intel made statements on the subject at that time, announced that the 5G modem will not continue to work.
Aware of being lagging behind its rivals, Apple continued to seek remedies and finally Apple untied the 5G modem business. US-based technology giant Apple officially confirmed that Intel has purchased the modem production unit.
The event, which was the subject of our news in recent days, was provided with a $ 1 billion agreement as we mentioned in that period. Intel’s 2,200 employees, Apple, all equipment, production centers, and patents fully in the hands. However, this does not mean that Intel has completely left the modem manufacturing division. Intel; will continue to produce modems for computers, internet of objects and autonomous devices. In short, Intel will no longer produce modems for smartphones.
With this acquisition, Apple will not deal with patent lawsuits from manufacturers such as Qualcomm, will produce its own modems and will now be a supplier to other companies. This agreement will give Apple more than 17 thousand patients. Apple will continue to work for the next few years to build a professional team and ensure modem production. After the studies, 5G supported modems with the Apple logo will enter our lives.