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InterDigital Agrees to $375 Million Patent Transaction with Intel

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InterDigital, Inc. and Intel Corporation today announced that certain of InterDigital’s subsidiaries have signed a definitive agreement to sell to Intel roughly 1,700 patents and patent applications for $375 million in cash.

The agreement involves patents primarily related to 3G, LTE and 802.11 technologies. InterDigital is an active developer of advanced wireless technologies including WCDMA (Wideband CDMA), HSDPA (High Speed Download Packet Access) and HSUPA (High Speed Upload Packet Access) 3G technologies as well as LTE (Long Term Evolution) and LTE-Advanced 4G technologies.

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intel based phones? or 3g modems??
 

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intel based phones? or 3g modems??
Yes. There's already three Intel-based phones out there, the Lava XOLO X900, the Lenovo K800, and the Orange San Diego. Intel is probably looking to integrate a baseband into their Medfield processors, which will reduce overall bill of materials cost as well as device power consumption.

I've got a feeling we'll also see some ULV Haswell chips with integrated basebands in next year's Ultrabooks.