Intel all in on 5G infrastructure–eyeing $25 billion opportunity

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Ericsson and ZTE will use Intel 5G chips.

Intel today announced the Atom P5900, a 10-nanometer system on chip designed for use in 5G wireless base stations, and right on time as the silicon giant projects the need for six million 5G base stations deployed through 2024.

Also debuted today is Intel eASIC, a project code-named Diamond Mesa, that is meant to essentially split the difference between more costly field programmable gate arrays and cellular application-specific integrated circuits for cellular equipment. In conjunction with the product launch, Intel announced a win with Chinese network infrastructure vendor ZTE.

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