Ericsson is consulting with workers unions and representatives over the lay off of around 1,000 staff from its modems business after announcing it will quit the sector in favour of an increased focus on its radio networks unit.
HONG KONG--Smartphones have changed the way applications are produced, with most developers now focusing first on producing services for the mobile devices before migrating them to other products such as PCs, Qualcomm Technologies' SVP of product management said.
HONG KONG--Connectivity is now a key point of differentiation in mobile device modems according to Qualcomm, which is trading on the sheer number of cellular technologies now incorporated into its mobile device modems, with support for TDD and FDD variants of LTE a key selling point.
HONG KONG--Qualcomm's VP of product management said coverage is now the only barrier to large scale deployments of voice over LTE (VoLTE) in a meeting with journalists on the sidelines of the company's 3G and LTE Summit, here, today.
HONG KONG--Qualcomm said it is the first chipmaker to produce an LTE processor for low-cost smartphones as it revealed the Snapdragon 210 with dual-SIM functionality and multimode 3G/LTE Advanced capabilities.
Qualcomm said it has broadened developer support for a low-power Wi-Fi platform that it introduced one year ago and also agreed to distribution deals aimed at extending the platform to a broader set of customers.
Ineda Systems, a startup funded by the likes of Qualcomm, Samsung and others, is testing samples of two chip designs that could extend battery lives for wearable devices. Mass production of the chips is expected next year.
Qualcomm faces a fine of up to $2.5 billion (€1.8 billion) if found guilty of monopolistic practices in the European mobile chip market.
The growing push to deploy LTE network technology in the 450 MHz band appears to be gaining steam as LTE chipset supplier Altair Semiconductor announced it will join the 450 MHz Alliance, an industry association representing the interests of 450 MHz stakeholders. The association pointed out that Altair in 2012 became the world's first LTE chipset vendor to offer a 450 MHz-compliant product.
Cognitive computing has taken a giant step forward thanks to a new neurosynaptic chip from IBM that is designed to emulate the neurons and synapses in the human brain.