At the beginning of this year, Intel announced the cessation of the development of its own 5G-modems for smartphones and other mobile devices. Now, the well-known chip maker made a completely unexpected statement about the partnership with the Chinese manufacturer of mobile processors MediaTek.
As part of the collaboration, Intel will assist MediaTek in the development, certification, and support of 5G modems for next-generation personal computers. The Chinese company will be engaged in production, while Intel will determine the specifications for 5G solutions, will provide optimization and organize support for cooperation with OEM partners.
The companies expect to see the first results of their joint activities at the beginning of 2021. They are already collaborating with Fibocom to produce M.2 5G modules (typically used for solid state drives) designed specifically for devices based on Intel solutions.
It has already been announced that HP and Dell are among the first to launch 5G laptops based on solutions from MediaTek and Intel.
Earlier this year MediaTek announced its own mobile processor with an integrated Helio M70 5G modem. Its full presentation will take place tomorrow, November 26th.