Apple Might Acquire Intel's Cellular Modem Division

According To The Wall Street Journal, Apple Is In Talks To Acquire Intel's Modem Division. This Is A Deal That Will Be Around $ 1 Billion And Could Be Officialized Next Week.

Reason Behind This Is That Intel Would Close Down Its Modem Development Division.
After The Deal Between Apple And Qualcomm, Intel Came To The Conclusion That It Would Make No Sense To Continue In This Market. Apple Being Its Largest Modem Client, Intel Couldn't See A Future Without The Support Of Cupertino's Company.

Apple And Intel Have Been Working Together For Several Years

The Track Record Between These Two Companies Puts Apple At The Forefront Of Concluding Such A Deal. Note That Since 2018, Intel Has Been Apple's Only Provider Of Modems. A Decision Motivated By The Then Existing Friction Between Apple And Qualcomm.
We Also Have To Mention That It Was Intel Who Was Developing 5G Chips For Apple. Such A Partnership Broke After It Was Concluded That The First Would Not Be Able To Meet The Timing Imposed By Apple.

By Acquiring This Division, Apple Will Have All The Tools Needed To Become Even More Independent Of Other Technology Companies. The Cupertino Company Already Manufactures Its Own Processors And, If This Business Is Successful, It Will Have The Tools To Develop Its Modems As Well.

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