With LTE modem, Intel becomes a contender in mobile devices

03/5/2013 | Network World

The introduction of its XMM 7160 modem for 3G, EDGE and Long-Term Evolution wireless communications puts Intel squarely in the game for chips going into base stations and mobile devices, Agam Shah writes in this analysis. The chipmaker is also looking to boost its business in baseband processors, he notes. Dean McCarron of Mercury Research said, "What we're seeing is the evolution of what the expected architecture is going to be. You are going to get your application and baseband processor from the same vendor."

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