Intel Wants to Be First to Scale with 5G—Not First to Market

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4Q 2018 | IN-5316


Intel’s First Commercial 5G Chip


This week, Intel announced its XMM 8160 5G modem, the second generation of its 5G New Radio (NR) offering, which comes in the form of an integrated 2G/3G/4G/5G modem, 5G sub-6 Gigahertz (GHz) Radio Frequency (RF) transceiver, and a 5G transceiver for mmWave. Large-scale shipments of XMM 8160 are planned for 2H 2019, with commercially-enabled devices expected to hit the market sometime in 2020. This announcement places the company front and center with future 5G devices, including smartphones, always-on computing devices, and gateways.

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