Apple recently bought Intel’s Smartphone Modem Division and the information broke out in the world of technology, mainly because its price was not less than $1 billion. Yes, the purchase takes place three months after the end of the conflict with Qualcomm, and Apple immediately asked one of its larger rivals of the market to get married. Intel is now a very happy smartphone chip manufacturer because this agreement also means the transition to the next new generation wireless technology.
The agreement was announced Tuesday, July 23 and, judging by the reports, Apple immediately configure Intel with a pipeline request for the ultra-fast 5G network. However, the truce that Apple and Qualcomm concluded three months ago was a signal for Intel to cease his research on the 5G. They must now restart the project again and quickly. However, it is precisely this factor that has hurt some of their activities, the division in question, so that Apple not only ended a conflict with Qualcomm, but has set up its future investment in only one operation.  This sale would provide work to 2,200 Intel employees and includes more than 17,000 wireless technology patents. The agreement will be concluded later this year, from October to December 2019, because the next generation 5g represents the future of mobile technology, which most manufacturers will explore in 2020.
However, do not be too worried about Qualcomm, because in this 5G network race, they are so far very much at the top of the market, with many other contracts with contracts concluded for the next 5 years. They constitute a key supplier in the United States, especially now that Huawei is written on the blacklist in the context of the ongoing extravagance of Phone Wars. Some US cities already have experimental 5G connections, but Apple probably does not plan to release 5G networks before the end of the year 2020, probably in September. They will certainly come behind Samsung and Huawei, as a result of this investment, but they will have their own supplier, a division that they will have 100%, so it’s overall a bad deal for them.