Before making up with Qualcomm, Apple stole a key employee away from Intel

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A few days ago, we passed along a report that mentioned how Apple had been considering the multi-billion dollar purchase of Intel’s modem chip business. At the time, Apple was desperately seeking a company to supply it with 5G modem chips in time to produce a 5G iPhone by 2020. There were questions about whether Intel would be able to deliver the chip, and Apple and Qualcomm were battling each other in various courts around the world. Apple was feeling the pressure to find a reliable source of 5G modem chips when it reached a surprise settlement earlier this month allowing the tech giant to …

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