Intel's 5G Modems Will Allegedly Enter Mass Production in 2020

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  1. AlphaAtlas

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    Ever since unveiling their 5G modems in 2017, Intel has been talking up 5G technology as loudly as they possibly can. However, facing stiff competition from rivals like Qualcomm, Intel more or less acknowledged that that their first generation modem won't be particularly competitive, and recently "made a strategic decision to pull in the launch of this [second generation] modem by half a year to deliver a leading 5G solution." Intel claimed they would introduce the more advanced XMM 8160 modem in the 2nd half of 2019, but Digitimes' industry sources think it won't be ready for mass production until 2020.

    Intel is reportedly to begin working on engineering projects that will enable mass-production of 5G modem chips with its collaborative partners in the second quarter of 2019, according to sources from Taiwan's IC backend service providers... Intel is gearing up efforts to compete with Qualcomm, or even MediaTek, for 5G modem chip orders from Apple for its next-generation iPhone devices, the sources noted. However, judging from factors including heterogeneous integration, complexity of 5G modem chip design, and lengthy final test (FT) of relevant chips at packaging-level testing, it seems that Intel is unlikely to enter volume production of 5G modem chips until 2020, indicated the sources. Nevertheless, demand for Intel's modem chips for use in the Phone 8 and even iPhone 7 series will continue in the first half of 2019 as sales of the old-generation iPhones still remain robust, said the sources.
     
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    Intel, the pride of American technology, firing on no cylinders. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Oldmodder

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    Yeah arnt others already doing that.:confused::rolleyes:

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    AT&T's 5G Evolution must be running on technology from the future that they brought back using the time machine that they found in the props section inside one of their HBO studios.

    I don't know why I have this weird feeling that when real 5G will hit the market with upgraded networks and available smartphones, it won't make a huge difference for us consumers, however, we are going to see another massive price hike. Even as it is, wireless service prices in the US are outrageous.