In brief: Intel's new 5G strategy involves a combination of server chips, ASICs, and base station SoCs that are needed to power the growing 5G infrastructure around the world. After losing the consumer side of things to Qualcomm, the silicon giant is instead focusing on what it sees as a "$25 billion silicon opportunity by 2023." Intel finalized the sale of its modem business to Apple in December 2019, which to many signaled a significant retreat from that market. Couple that with the news that the silicon giant is partnering with MediaTek to bring 5G connectivity to laptops using its mobile chips, and you have a clear image that Intel has essentially left the consumer modem space to its main competitors. … [Read more...] about Intel debuts 5G chips for servers and base stations, aiming for infrastructure dominance
The rollout of 5G may mean that enterprises ultimately mandate that employees use 5G over public Wi-Fi. Security risks surge when employees use public Wi-Fi. According to Verizon, 48% of companies prohibit the use of public Wi-Fi already with the remainder either allowing its use or lacking a policy. … [Read more...] about Cybersecurity attacks on mobile, IoT proliferate: Will 5G make it better?
Intel 2nd generation Xeon Scalable processor"In collaboration with the world's 5G leaders, we are excited to bring to market the world's first standard high volume silicon foundation for mobile access networks and a highly integrated Intel 10 nanometre SoC, the Intel Atom P5900. delivers what customers require for 5G base stations today and well into the future," Intel corporate VP, GM for the Xeon and memory group and data platforms group Lisa Spelman said. … [Read more...] about Intel pushes back into the game with new silicon portfolio for 5G infrastructure
Rounding out the specs, the Xperia 1 II has a Snapdragon 865 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of onboard storage, and a 4,000mAh battery. In Europe, 5G connectivity will be handled by a Qualcomm X55 modem. The fingerprint sensor is still side-mounted, there are dual front-facing speakers, and the phone is water resistant with IP65 and IP68 certifications. Sony expects to ship the phone in Europe from late spring, while in the US a release date has yet to be determined. … [Read more...] about Sony’s new Xperia 1 II adds 5G to its lineup of tall phones
Elsewhere, the phone comes with 256GB of onboard storage, microSD-card support for up to 1TB of extra storage, wireless charging, and a 4,000mAh battery. In Europe, 5G will be made possible by a Qualcomm X55 modem—it won’t support 5G in the US. There’s also a fingerprint sensor and front-facing dual speakers. No word on the screen refresh rate, but Sony said its motion blur reduction is "equivalent to that of a 90Hz display." … [Read more...] about Sony unveils the Xperia 1 II, a 5G phone with a headphone jack