Qualcomm sampling 1-GHz smartphone chipsets
News & Analysis 11/12/2009 2 comments
Qualcomm said it is sampling a new smartphone chipset family that emphasizes multimedia capabilities and boasts performance of up to 1 GHz. The company also announced sampling of its first chipsets supporting dual-carrier HSPA+ and multi-mode 3G/LTE.
Demand uptick strains supply chain, says analyst
News & Analysis 11/11/2009 Post a comment
Prices for most categories of electronics parts rose in the third quarter compared to the second, according to market research firm iSuppli. But because of uncertainty regarding fourth-quarter demand levels, component makers are reluctant to expand capacity or build inventories, placing strains on the global electronics supply chain, according to the firm.
RF chip maker MaxLinear files for IPO
News & Analysis 11/6/2009 Post a comment
MaxLinear Inc., a provider of CMOS-based radio-frequency analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock.
Atheros targets cellphone with Wi-Fi chip
News & Analysis 11/2/2009 1 comment
Atheros Communications debuts a Wi-Fi chip for cellphones that supports a single-stream version of the latest 802.11n standard, attacking giants such as Broadcom and Texas Instruments who have been winning sockets in handsets with .11g chips that have integrated Bluetooth and FM radio features.