After the controversy that had erupted between her Apple and Qualcomm, everyone believed that the popular company technology will turn to Intel for the needs of its devices. And the rumors finally came true, as the two companies soon began to cooperate.
In a blog post released on Thursday, the company based in Cupertino, announced that it has proceeded to the technology market smartphone Intel's modem for $ 1 billion. The market is about to be completed in the last quarter of 2019.
Apple and Intel collaboration
The collaboration of the two companies will lead to the inclusion of about 2.200 Intel employees in Apple, while Intel's intellectual property, equipment and leases will also be transferred to its property.
In addition, as part of the deal, Apple will acquire approximately 17.000 wireless patent patents that will include cellular protocols, architecture, and modem operations.
As Apple has acquired smartphone modem technology, Intel will continue to produce a modem for devices such as PCs, internet-of-things, and stand-alone vehicles.
What does Apple gain from this takeover?
If you do not know, Apple has started using Intel's modem on iPhone 7 after its legal dispute with Qualcomm.
For some time, Apple wants to build its own modem for smartphone and this acquisition will help her in this direction. The company also wants to focus on 5G modems, something that will be done more easily, now that it has the experience of Intel.
Since Apple has solved its problems with Qualcomm and has concluded a multi-year deal for them chipsets, the acquisition of Intel is an additional asset for the company.
Apple will continue to expand into the smartphone world by keeping both Qualcomm and Intel close to it hardware of iPhone and this only positive can be for the company's position in the world of technology.