Apple now owns Intel Mobile Chip Division

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Apple and Intel officially closed the deal.

Apple’s purchase of Intel’s mobile chip division was announced back in July. The deal is valued at $ 1 billion. The majority of Intel's assets related to the technology of cellular modems for smartphones are transferred to Cupertino companies. About 2200 Intel employees will be transferred to Apple. The company also gets equipment and intellectual property. As a result, Apple will have a total of more than 17,000 patents related to wireless technologies, including cellular communications.

Intel, in turn, reserves the right to develop modems for PCs, IoT devices, industrial equipment and unmanned vehicles.

If previously Apple was dependent on third-party chip manufacturers, in particular on Qualcomm, now the company will be able to independently create more components for its devices. Rumor has it that Apple may even refuse to use Intel processors in its computers, replacing them with its own ARM-based solutions. As for mobile devices, analysts predict that in 2021 Apple will introduce the first device with a 5G modem of its own design. This is expected to be an iPad.

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A source: Engadget

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