MediaTek announced a new partnership with Intel to launch its 5G modem in the notebook market. In early 2019, the semiconductor giant publicly confirmed that it would no longer produce 5G chips and sold its modem division to Apple.
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Under this agreement, MediaTek will be responsible for producing the modems for portable computers. Intel, in turn, comes with technology specifications, optimizations, and support for integrating new notebook connection chips based on its products. The solution is based on the Helio M70 5G smartphone modem that was launched earlier this year.
“Our 5G PC modem, developed in partnership with Intel, is essential to making 5G affordable and available on both home and mobile platforms. With this partnership, consumers will be able to browse, stream and play faster on their PCs. . ”- Joe Chen, president of MediaTek.
In addition to Intel, MediaTek already has HP and Dell to bring its new product to the computer world. Computers from these two manufacturers will be the first to adopt the component and should be available by early 2021.
MediaTek has been very active in the development and standardization of 5G technology. So far, who is leading this market is Qualcomm with its Snapdragon computer chips.
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In addition to promising a high-speed mobile network, 5G is expected to bring breakthroughs to the ever-on notebook industry.
“5G is ready to consolidate a new level of computing and connectivity that will transform the way we interact with the world.” – Gregory Bryant, Intel Vice President and General Manager, Client Computing.