|TAILWIND? CTech correction says: 'Ooops, we meant the 5G Unlicensed band chip'. Is this worse? mmWave is a recognized tech challenge but WFi and Bluetooth are undergoing enhancements for the 5G era that are just tweeks to existing radios and software.|
An important capability is handling LTE over WiFi as with LTE-U and LTE-LAA and multifire.
Bluetooth has a couple enhancements for both super low power and at the other end, super high power and high bandwidth.
With the possibilities increased, the story falls too short on details to know what happened, except that someone else's Unlicensed band chip won Apple's buisiness - think Broadcom of course.
This could be tailwind for Sequans who already has a proven LTE-over-unlicensed solution in its CBRS solutions and could be invited to the party by someone who has a need for a proven tech provider.
Hmmm, who might that be?
Time for more :popcorn:
Motley Fool and RCR both show retraction links to ctech
Report: Intel iPhone components on shaky ground with Apple By Susan Rambo on JULY 6, 2018
Intel has reportedly lost a slot in Apple’s 2020 mobile products
Apple has informed Intel that Apple will not be using Intel’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth products in its 2020 mobile devices, says a new report from Calcalist, a financial news website based in Israel. The report said Intel is dropping production of “Sunny Peak,” a component it was designing specifically for Apple, and putting the Sunny Peak team to work on other projects...
Apple Passes Over Intel in Search for Chips for a Future iPhone
Update: Apple has notified Intel it will not use a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth component developed by the chipmaker in its next-generation mobile device Yoav Stoler Update, Friday, July 6, 2018: Intel will not provide Wi-Fi and Bluetooth components for Apple’s 2020 mobile devices, according to internal company communications reviewed by Calcalist, and people familiar with the matter. Apple has notified Intel it would not use a mobile communication component developed by the chipmaker in its next-generation mobile device, Intel executives said. Further development of the component internally called “Sunny Peak” has been halted and the Intel team that's working on the product will be redirected to other efforts, the executives said.
A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the Sunny Peak component also included 5G connectivity. ... (more)