Intel has announced that it will work with MediaTek to develop 5G modems for laptops, with their new products introduced by the 2021 authorities.
Under the partnership, Intel will develop the necessary hardware and software specifications for 5G PC modems, including host drivers operating system, while MediaTek will be responsible for developing and manufacturing 5G modems.
"Thanks to this collaboration, consumers will be able to browse, stream and play games faster on their computers, innovating in 5G ways we have not yet imagined," said MediaTek President Joe Chen.
In addition, the two companies stated that they are working with Fibocom to develop M.2 modules.
In April, Intel decided to abandon its 5G phone modem business, which was sold to Apple with a $ 1 billion deal, a few months later.
Intel said the decision to drop the 5G phone modem was because there was "no clear path to profitability and profitability."
During CES 2019, Intel also announced the latest 5G and AI the discovery as part of Project Athena, an innovation program with new industry specifications for laptops.
Intel said that in the second half of 2019 the first devices using Project Athena are expected in collaboration with its project innovation partners, such as Dell, Google, HP, Samsung, Microsoft, Acer, Asus, Lenovo and Innolux.
"Including 5G and artificial intelligence, Project Athena is creating a way forward to accelerate the innovation of laptops," Intel told CES.