Thanks, Apple: Intel will auction off smartphone modem patents, exit industry [androidauthority.com]
Back in April, Apple announced [androidauthority.com] that it would cease all litigation against chip manufacturer Qualcomm and enter a new partnership with the company that will see Qualcomm modems installed in new crops of iPhones.
On that same day, Intel announced [intel.com] it was exiting the smartphone modem business entirely. Now, according to IAM [iam-media.com], Intel is going one step further and auctioning off many of its smartphone modem assets.
This information appears to suggest that without Apple as a partner [androidauthority.com], Intel has no need for its patents surrounding smartphone modems at all.
According to IAM, the Intel auction will see some 8,500 patents up for sale to the highest bidder.
Previously: Apple Could Switch From Qualcomm to Intel and MediaTek for Modems [soylentnews.org]
Intel Speeds Up Rollout of 5G Modems [soylentnews.org]
A Billion-Dollar Question: What Was Really Behind Qualcomm's Surprise Ten-Digit Gift to Apple? [soylentnews.org]
Apple's Internal Hardware Team is Working on Modems Now [soylentnews.org]
Intel and Qualcomm Announce 5G Modem Modules for M.2 Slots [soylentnews.org]
Intel Quits 5G Modem Business Hours after Apple Settles with Qualcomm [soylentnews.org]
Qualcomm Will Pocket Almost $5 Billion from Apple Settlement this Quarter [soylentnews.org]
How Qualcomm Shook Down the Cell Phone Industry for Almost 20 Years [soylentnews.org]