Today Intel has announced they've entered a partnership with MediaTek with the goal of "development, certification and support of 5G modem solutions" for next generation PC platforms. The announcement comes 5 months after the announcement that Intel is selling off its own modem and division to Apple for $1B [anandtech.com].
The partnership with MediaTek clears up Intel's plans for the future of connectivity on PC platforms, and how the company is planning to go forward with supporting cellular connectivity in the next generations of devices.
"5G is poised to unleash a new level of computing and connectivity that will transform the way we interact with the world. This partnership with MediaTek brings together industry leaders with deep engineering, system integration and connectivity expertise to deliver 5G experiences on the next generation of the world's best PCs."
-- Gregory Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing
[...] The first products of the partnership are said to be targeting availability in early 2021.
2021: Did you buy the 5G spy motherboard or just a chip with a management engine?
Previously: Apple in Billion-Dollar Bid to Gobble Intel's 5G Modem Blueprints and Staff [soylentnews.org]
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