Intel should finally throw in the towel on the mobile business if it can't score a deal to get its chips into a high-profile handset, according to Will Strauss of Forward Concepts. But the market research firm is confident the company's wares will make their way into at least some upcoming iPhones.
Intel purchased a unit of Fujitsu, called Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products, a specialist in RF transceiver technology, in a bid to increase its LTE and overall mobile expertise, an Intel spokeswoman confirmed to FierceWireless.
Broadcom announced its intention to enter the LTE modem market with a chip the company boasted as one of the world's smallest, fastest and most capable. The chip, set to ship next year, puts Broadcom on a collision course with LTE modem market leaders Qualcomm and Samsung. The move will also create more competition for Intel, which has announced its intention to enter into the LTE modem market.
MediaTek unveiled its first quad-core applications processor for smartphone and tablets, indicating it wants to move beyond just selling chipsets for entry-level devices at punch at the weight class of heavyweights like Qualcomm, Samsung and Nvidia.
I thought the competition among chip vendors was fierce last year. What a difference a year makes. There are now two major trends affecting the space: Smartphones have become mainstream, and tablets
Intel's $1.4 billion acquisition of Infineon's wireless chipset unit is now official, and I think the deal boosts Intel's prospects in wireless a great deal, especially in smartphones and embedded
Research firm Forward Concepts released select results of its "Global Cellphone Market & Subscriber/Operator Ecosystem" study, showing that worldwide cell phone shipments fell by 0.5 percent in