One of my trusted industry sources just shot me an e-mail, lettingme know that he believes that one of the OEMs who had deployed the Renesas LTE SoC is Samsung: He said, "the upcoming Galaxy Ace 3 LTE smartphone apparently is utilizing the Renesas chipset."
Lets not forget that this is an industry plagued by patent wars. Who knows if Nokia had a role to play here and it ended up spoiling the party. After all it wouldn't want its patents to land up in the hands of someone like Samsung
@Junko: Time and again there are many organizations like these in current past. Often designers has their own vision and dreams that do not fit into calculated risk strategy of big organization. They need to look for VCs and float new organization. They come out with wornderful ideas and product. One recent example is Enpirion, engineers from AT and T. I wish all best for RMC designers for new innovation.
That's one of the most positive comments I've heard so far. You are absolutely right. The company might erroneously think that it can exist with fewer designers, but hey, designers don't need the company to exist. They can create their own.
Best of designers from RMC can start small fabless design house and create new IPs and cash it from big guys like Google, Micorsoft or others. It is never too late. There are always failure on path, give it one more try and designers together can find next wave in modem business.