In 2010 Intel paid $1.4 billion for Infineon’s wireless unit which was then supplying the modem for the iPhone.
Intel promptly lost the Apple contract and has been making a big effort to win it back – reports say it has 1,000 engineers working on the project,
Now, according to Bloomberg, the iPhone 7 sold by AT&T and expected to launch in September will have an Intel modem.
It’s an interesting decision because Qualcomm has a superior modem, capable of 1Gbps made on TSMC’s 20nm process, where Intel’s modem, made on TSMC’s 28nm process, does 450Mbps.
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