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  • The Coming 5G Windfall for Components

    by Chris Taylor | 12月 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 | 12月 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 | 11月 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 | 10月 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 | 9月 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 | 9月 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 | 8月 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 | 2月 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 | 10月 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 | 9月 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 | 6月 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 | 11月 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 | 8月 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 | 5月 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 | 3月 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 | 3月 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 | 11月 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 | 7月 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... ...
  • New RF Products Up but Sales Down in Q1 ‘12

    by Chris Taylor | 6月 19, 2012
    RF & wireless component suppliers announced a blizzard of new products in Q1 ’12, many coming out during two of the largest industry trade shows, the ... ...
  • See our focus on GaN at MTT-S IMS in Montreal

    by Stephen Entwistle | 6月 14, 2012
    We're sure you'd like to know about two key GaN sessions featuring Strategy Analytics and industry leaders at MTT-S Montreal, Canada in June. Firstly, don't mi... ...

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