Intel Mobile Communications

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Intel Mobile Communications
Wholly owned subsidiary
Fate Acquired by Intel
Founded 2011
Products Semiconductor products and solutions for wireless communications
Parent Intel Corporation

Intel Mobile Communications (IMC), is the mobile research and development division of Intel. It was formed when Intel completed the acquisition of the Wireless Solutions (WLS) division of Infineon early in 2011. The Infineon subsidiary Comneon was also acquired by Intel and is now integrated into Intel Mobile Communications.[1][2]

IMC develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor products and solutions for wireless communications. It targets the fast-growing market segments of smart phones, connected devices (e.g. tablets, USB dongles, mobile PCs, M2M), and ultra-low-cost/entry phones. Its roadmap is focused on providing cost-effective 2G/3G single-chip platforms for ULC phones up to entry-level smart phones and 3G/4G slim modem and RF solutions for mid-to high-end smart phones and connected devices.

IMC's stated goal is to "Connect the world with leading-edge secure and seamless wireless solutions".

In 2013 due to re-organization, a new organization was formed, named WPRD (Wireless Products Research & Development), which included the former IMC teams, and also the former MWG (Intel legacy Mobile and Wireless Group). This organization was managed by Aicha Evans. In 2016 the name was changed to iCDG (Intel Communications Devices Group). In 2017 Aicha Evans moved and became the chief strategy officer of Intel.


Intel Mobile Communications developed the Intel Atom Z2000, Z2460, Z2580 system on a chip (SoC) processors.[3]

In 2017, external publications (not cofirmed by Intel or Apple) indicated that Apple iPhone 7 & 8 LTE modems, in most of the units shipped, were based on Intel chips (developed in IMC or iCDG).[4] [5]


  1. ^ "Intel® Mobile Communications Mobile Software". Intel. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Unternehmensinformationen: Intel Mobile Communications" (in German). Intel. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  3. ^ Wong Chung Wee (2013-04-10). "Intel Reiterates its Mobile Processor Offerings at Annual Developers Forum". HardwareZone Singapore. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  4. ^ "Apple confirmed limiting iPhone 7 Qualcomm modem to keep performance on par with Intel chip". appleinsider. Retrieved 2016-11-18. 
  5. ^ "2018 iPhones might use Intel modems exclusively, pushing Qualcomm aside". TheVerge. Retrieved 2018-02-05. 

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