Architecture Intel's decision to bail on 5G modems may have gone hand-in-hand with Apple's truce with Qualcomm, but it's now clea
Intel’s decision to bail on 5G modems may have gone hand-in-hand with Apple’s truce with Qualcomm, but it’s now clear there were hints of a shift weeks earlier. The Telegraph has learned that Apple poached Intel’s 5G phone modem leader, Umashankar Thyagarajan, in February. While the departure itself wasn’t a complete secret (Thyagarajan’s LinkedIn profile confirms the switch), the news outlet claims to have email showing that the ex-director was the project engineer for the XMM 8160 chip at the heart of Intel’s plans. He also “played a key role” creating the Intel modems used in the iPhone XS and XR.