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Intel deal gives its 5G modems a big door into China

Tsinghua Unigroup unit to sell whole chipsets in second half of 2019

TAIPEI -- Intel has made a deal that could help a mobile chip unit of the Beijing-backed Tsinghua Unigroup end up with fifth-generation modems faster than its rivals.

Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA could then start delivering whole chipset solutions to smartphone makers in the second half of 2019, according to announcements Thursday by Intel and Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA.

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