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Intel bins 5G modems, buys another FPGA biz to focus on data center

The Intel restructuring continues, with the venerable but slightly troubled semiconductor slinger now officially trashing its 5G smartphone modem plans, and buying another FPGA firm – Omnitek. Both moves are intended to renew its focus on the data center market, but the modem cancellation is the second embarrassing failure in the mobile world for Intel, and adds to the pile of dead IoT-focused projects too. The smartphone announcement was part of a triangular series of moves, where Apple and Qualcomm had begun their opening statements in the largest lawsuit between the two parties, before suddenly announcing that they had come to an agreement that involved all litigation being dropped and Apple making an undisclosed one-off payment to Qualcomm. Chronologically, the…

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