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posted by chromas on Thursday October 04 2018, @11:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the IME+LTE=♥ dept.

Intel's Customized SoC for HP: Amber Lake-Y with On-Package LTE Modem

Announced earlier this week, HP's Spectre Folio convertible notebook already looks remarkable due to its leather exterior. As it appears, the system is as impressive inside as it is on the outside, as it incorporates a custom Intel's Amber Lake-Y multi-chip-module that features an LTE modem.

According to a report from PC World, the internal design of the Spectre Folio PC convertible notebook was co-developed by HP and Intel engineers under Intel's Innovation Excellence Program, which is aimed at enabling PC makers to bring state-of-the-art designs to the market. The product uses a tiny, jointly-designed motherboard that measures only 12,000 mm2 and is based around a unique multi-chip module that carries Intel's Amber Lake-Y SoC, a PCH (platform controller hub), and Intel's Intel XMM 7560 LTE Advanced Pro Cat16/Cat 13 modem.

[...] Intel is not new to selling complete platforms comprised of a CPU, a chipset, and a communication module. Back in 2000s the company made a fortune selling its Centrino-branded sets containing the aforementioned elements. By selling multiple chips at once, Intel naturally increases its revenue, whereas system vendors ensure compatibility. Therefore, platform-level integration is a win-win for all parties. With that said, this is the first time we've seen Intel put a CPU, a PCH, and a cellular modem onto one multi-chip-module in this fashion. So this may be the start of a trend for the company.

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  • (Score: 1, Offtopic) by realDonaldTrump on Friday October 05 2018, @04:50AM

    by realDonaldTrump (6614) on Friday October 05 2018, @04:50AM (#744509) Homepage Journal

    They put Modem into computer. Nobody thought they could ever do that. And they put computer into this beautiful, and very strong, leather case. Our computers industry and our cattle industry, our wonderful cattle ranchers, are working together -- PERFECTO.

    And you know, Coal is a big part of that too. Beautiful Clean Coal. I talk to the Coal miners, they love to mine Coal. They love the Coal. These are great people and they love not only beautiful, clean Coal, they love lots of other things we are doing well. West Virginia is back, a lot faster than even I thought it could happen. Backstage, I get hugged by miners, these massive guys. I say, so would you like to make computer widgets? Nope, we want to dig coal. They have no interest in delicate computer parts. Zero interest. But, without Coal you can't have computer. Can't happen, folks. We brought back Coal and it's making our whole Country MUCH STRONGER!!!

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