Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Hughston
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel to acquire Dresden LTE firm
Hughston   11/8/2010 7:31:20 PM
NO RATINGS
Didn't I read just a couple of weeks ago that Infineon had a solid LTE roadmap. Guess not.

Neo10
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel to acquire Dresden LTE firm
Neo10   11/4/2010 4:39:32 AM
NO RATINGS
But will these acquisitions provide any muscle to go against the big cellular OEMs or are they more of enablers?

Kaiser Silicon
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel to acquire Dresden LTE firm
Kaiser Silicon   11/3/2010 8:30:04 PM
NO RATINGS
Some more dismantling of Infineon. Interesting. There's not much left to dismantle. At this rate Infineon will suffer the fate of DEC.

elctrnx_lyf
User Rank
Manager
re: Intel to acquire Dresden LTE firm
elctrnx_lyf   11/3/2010 5:06:06 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Steve E
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel to acquire Dresden LTE firm
Steve E   11/3/2010 1:07:57 PM
NO RATINGS
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

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
re: Intel to acquire Dresden LTE firm
goafrit   11/3/2010 1:03:23 PM
NO RATINGS
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.



Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Vetinari Clock: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions …
Max Maxfield
24 comments
Things are bouncing merrily along with regard to my uber-cool Vetinari Clock project. The wooden cabinet is being handcrafted by my chum Bob (a master carpenter) using an amazing ...

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
1 Comment
As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
2 comments
It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...