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  • Qualcomm Raises the Bar with World’s First 1 Gbps X16 Modem

    by Chris Taylor | Feb 11, 2016
    Qualcomm raised the bar once again with the announcement of world’s first gigabit download speed capable chip, the X16.  The Snapdragon X16 slim mode... ...
  • 5G Windfall: 电子元件将迎来 5G 东风 (Mandarin Version)

    by Chris Taylor | Dec 30, 2015
    在最近的展销会上,人们都在纷纷讨论“什么是 5G”?答案是:“这取决于您的想象”!结果是,这些可能离真相相去不远。 支持者设想的 5G 将提供 10 Gbps 的峰值数据速率,可以连接超过数百个设备,容量将达到当前网络的 1000 倍。5G 将延迟至少降低一个数量级,使传... ...
  • The Coming 5G Windfall for Components

    by Chris Taylor | Dec 29, 2015
    At a recent trade show, discussions about 5G typically went something like this” “What is 5G?”  Answer: “Whatever you want it to be... ...
  • LTE-A 和手机芯片市场份额 (Mandarin Version)

    by Chris Taylor | Dec 05, 2015
    2015 年上半年,LTE-A 网络数几乎翻倍,它使用载波聚合 (CA) 技术来实现用户体验和网络性能增强。这使得高通受益,能够为 LTE 移动设备提供最先进和全面的手机芯片。但是在载波聚合之后会出现什么新技术,哪些芯片供应商将受益? 大多数运营商都拥有相对较小频段的许可证,它们需要跨越三个载波 (3x) 的载波聚合,... ...
  • LTE-A and Cellular Chip Market Share

    by Chris Taylor | Nov 20, 2015
    The number of LTE-Advanced networks almost doubled in the first half of 2015, using carrier aggregation (CA) to provide user experience and network performance ... ...
  • Narrowband IoT LTE

    by Chris Taylor | Oct 01, 2015
    The 3GPP has proposed a narrowband version of LTE for inclusion in Rel. 13, which will probably reach finalization in early 2016. Known as Narrowband IoT LTE, t... ...
  • Qualcomm Steps Up, Two More Chipset Suppliers Drop Out

    by Chris Taylor | Sep 29, 2015
    Qualcomm recently announced new details of its flagship Snapdragon 820 processor, once again positioning itself ahead of the competition in the premium tier.&nb... ...
  • LTE Broadcast Launches in the US

    by Chris Taylor | Sep 01, 2015
    Verizon Wireless demonstrated its LTE Broadcast this week at an Indy Racing League (INDYCAR*) motor vehicle race at the Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma CA.  LTE B... ...
  • Do Not Break Up Qualcomm!

    by Chris Taylor | Aug 20, 2015
    Qualcomm’s sales declined 15 percent sequentially to $5.8 billion in the quarter ended June 28, 2015 (Q3 FY ’15), accompanied by a decline in profit... ...
  • The Impending Home Automation Shake-Out

    by Chris Taylor | Feb 04, 2015
    More than 80 companies showed home automation devices and platforms at CES 2015 this January, up considerably from last year.  This does not count many of ... ...
  • Qualcomm Technology Summit and 4K Video on Mobile Devices

    by Chris Taylor | Oct 21, 2014
    At the company's Technology Summit in NYC last week, Qualcomm made a strong case for 4K Ultra HD video enabled by their chips and IP.  The company argued t... ...
  • How Murata can Extend RF Front End Supremacy to PAs with Peregrine Semiconductor

    by Stephen Entwistle | Sep 01, 2014
    A few days ago, Murata and Peregrine Semiconductor entered into a definitive agreement under which Murata will acquire Peregrine for $465 million not including ... ...
  • Latest Qualcomm Wins Again Raise LTE Stakes

    by Chris Taylor | Jun 24, 2014
    Qualcomm's latest LTE chipsets have arrived in two new flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A and the Amazon Fire Phone.The Samsung Galaxy S5 Br... ...
  • The End of Moore’s Law

    by Chris Taylor | Nov 25, 2013
    Moore's Law may stop, or at least dramatically slow, around 2022 at the 7 nm CMOS node thanks to quantum effects and transistor threshold variability, according... ...
  • Will 4G Lead to The Destruction of Qualcomm and Intel?

    by Chris Taylor | Aug 28, 2013
    With the recent announcement of a multimode LTE chipset from Intel, it seems likely that Qualcomm and Intel will maintain their status as the top two cellular r... ...
  • CMOS PA Acquisition Binge

    by Chris Taylor | May 03, 2013
    On April 30, 2013, Avago Technologies Limited announced that it had acquired Javelin Semiconductor for an undisclosed sum.  Javelin (Austin, TX) supplies 3... ...
  • Does Qualcomm's RF360 Mean The Demise of GaAs?

    by Chris Taylor | Mar 19, 2013
    Qualcomm’s new “RF360” family of RF front-end cellphones products includes multiband, multimode CMOS power amplifiers capable of transmittin... ...
  • The Breakup of ST-Ericsson

    by Sravan Kundojjala | Mar 18, 2013
    Today, Ericsson and ST Micro announced the breakup of the ST-Ericsson JV with ST-Ericsson taking over the 4G LTE multi-mode slim modem product line, while ST... ...
  • Tunable Antennas: Significant new strategic avenues open for radio component vendors

    by Stephen Entwistle | Nov 30, 2012
    Several popular smartphones shipped in 2011 with compact, integrated antenna tuners, the first of a wave of such tuners from Peregrine Semi, RFMD and others. We... ...
  • The First Commercial Cellular Transceiver with On-chip PAs

    by Chris Taylor | Jul 31, 2012
    On 27 July, 2012, Intel announced the SMARTi UE2p, the first commercial cellular transceiver with on-chip PAs.  Intel has confirmed that the SMARTi UE2p in... ...

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