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11/3/2010 11:08 AM EDT
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Hughston
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Hughston   11/8/2010 7:31:20 PM
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Didn't I read just a couple of weeks ago that Infineon had a solid LTE roadmap. Guess not.

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Neo10   11/4/2010 4:39:32 AM
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But will these acquisitions provide any muscle to go against the big cellular OEMs or are they more of enablers?

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Kaiser Silicon   11/3/2010 8:30:04 PM
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Some more dismantling of Infineon. Interesting. There's not much left to dismantle. At this rate Infineon will suffer the fate of DEC.

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elctrnx_lyf   11/3/2010 5:06:06 PM
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That's another strong call by Intel in regard to wireless business. With a strong IP in te LE area and the infenion business Intel can be very well ahead of other LTE base band providers. But I'm not sure where does the WiMax is really placed in couple of years. And LTE/WiMax supported baseband chips may not really be a great hit considering the obsolence of WiMax.

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Steve E   11/3/2010 1:07:57 PM
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Peter, coming hot on the heels of Broadcom’s acquisition of Beceem this leaves other baseband start-ups Icera, Altair Semiconductor, Sequans and Wavesat as potential acquisition targets for established baseband / chipset vendors looking to expand into LTE. Of these start-ups, Altair Semiconductor, which sampled its first LTE baseband in September ’09, appears to be in the lead with LTE basebands now reaching early production status. Once the Infineon acquisition closes this also really starts to put Intel at the heart of LTE, as it also recently acquired WiMAX / LTE chipset start-up Comsys. In addition, Intel Capital has a 20 percent stake in Beceem, so we can only speculate that Intel decided that acquiring Comsys and Infineon would offer better synergies and returns on investment given that Intel already ships WiMAX chipsets into the embedded laptop market. Isn't it nice to occasionaly be able to point to some work whichs says "We told you so" http://blogs.strategyanalytics.com/stp/?p=114. Steve Entwistle VP Strategic Technologies Strategy Analytics

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goafrit   11/3/2010 1:03:23 PM
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Next on Intel watch is Achronix. It is going to be busy years for Intel. They have the cash and want to fend of any AMD competition.

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