Spread of HSPA+ creates opportunities for upstart silicon vendors

As more carriers adopt HSPA+ technology, vendors and industry watchers are recording significant differences in device download speeds--variations attributable to the HSPA+ chipsets powering those devices. The situation has created an opening for upstart chipset vendors to grab market share with superior HSPA+ solutions. According to analysts and those in the industry, there is a perfect storm of sorts for newer entrants to grab some market share as operators focus more sharply on device performance. Special feature