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Qualcomm Atheros, a subsidiary of wireless technologies provider Qualcomm, is acquiring chipmaker Ikanos Communications in an all-cash transaction valued at about $47 million. The purchase will boost Qualcomm's presence in the home gateway segment of the carrier fixed-line market.
Representatives from Qualcomm and T-Mobile US argued this week that the FCC should not step in to regulate LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) and related technologies. Meanwhile, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, speaking for many cable companies that have their own Wi-Fi networks, hit back hard against Qualcomm.
The AllSeen Alliance, which grew out of a project that Qualcomm started more than five years ago, is marking a major milestone this week with Microsoft's launch of Windows 10. Every Windows 10 device will have AllJoyn in it.
The NCTA has filed another ex parte letter with the FCC, claiming that Qualcomm has done nothing to prove the LTE-U and LAA technologies it is backing will not interfere with cable Wi-Fi.
The University of Michigan last week opened its 32-acre simulated city, Mcity, in Ann Arbor, Mich., that it, along with partners like Verizon Communications and Qualcomm Technologies, will use to test connected car and automated vehicle technologies.
Qualcomm struck a deal with an activist shareholder and agreed to cut $1.4 billion in costs, slash up to 15 percent of its workforce, change some of its corporate practices and review whether to split up its chipset and licensing units. The announcement, which came as the silicon giant reported disappointing earnings, was largely in line with the demands that the investor, hedge fund Jana Partners, had spelled out in mid-April.
Qualcomm plans to announce thousands of job cuts this week as the chipset giant faces declining prices for smartphones and rising competition from Chinese vendors, according to a report from The Information.
Verizon and Qualcomm presented a technical briefing on LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) to the IEEE 802.19 group at the IEEE 802 Plenary Session last week, the purpose of which was to provide detailed technical information to 802.19 about LTE-U and to assist 802.19 in its work to advance coexistence among wireless technologies.
U.S. chipset manufacturer Qualcomm said it was "unconcerned" about the launch of two antitrust investigations by the European Commission (EC) into its sales tactics, saying it was "disappointed" about the move but would cooperate fully on the matter.