|Technology Breakthrough Announced: ARMH-IP and x86 drivers for cellular modems developing again.|
Today AMD and QCOM announced laptop designs using each other's solution.
This means that software drivers enabling ARMH-IP (QCOM-IP) modems will again be developed independently from INTEL and free of INTEL influence to run on x86-based systems from AMD.
The last time such driver development occurred to my knowledge was our Sequans modem installed on an MSI laptop. All other Sequans solutions had been installed on ARMH-IP tablets or run as M.2 mini-boards plugged into Wintel boards and that development dried up under untold pressure.
This appears to break through an unstated industry taboo to permit a new age of drivers for a new era of modems, starting with Snapdragon. The grip over such solution development is thus loosened, a little.
'Times, they are a-changing'
"AMD and Qualcomm Technologies to Support Always Connected PCs on Ryzen™ Mobile Platforms
AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ LTE Modem Solutions to Provide Gigabit Class Connectivity for High-Performance Consumer and Enterprise Notebook Platforms
December 05, 2017 15:30 ET | Source: Advanced Micro Devices
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMD today announced that they are working with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to bring smooth and fast PC connectivity solutions to AMD’s high-performance Ryzen™ mobile processors, featuring the world’s fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks1..."