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Rise of smartphone reshapes cellphone IC rankings

The tremendous growth in smartphone sales over the past five years, coupled with the rise of 4G LTE, have reshaped the cellphone chip market landscape, with Qualcomm Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. capitalizing the most, according to market research … Continue reading

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GSM turns 20 today, still rocking the world

Happy birthday, dear Global System for Mobile Communications! 20 years ago today, on July 1 1991, the world’s first GSM call was made by Finnish Prime Minister Harri Holkeri. The historic call used Nokia gear on GSM’s original 900MHz band. … Continue reading

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MediaTek expands operations in Singapore

MediaTek will be growing its presence in Singpore with a new office at One North. MediaTek will also invest more than than $94 million (120 million SGD) to expand its research and development center and business operations in Singapore. “We … Continue reading

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Analyst: Infineon exits cell IC market just in time

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Intel Corp. plans to purchase Infineon Technologies AG‘s Wireless Solutions Business (WLS) for $1.4 billion in cash with the deal expected to close in the first quarter of 2011. This is yet another deal in a … Continue reading

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Fun is over with cheap Chinese cellphones

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority denies blocking hundreds of counterfeit phones produced in China ISLAMABAD — Hundreds of people using counterfeit mobile phones are in a quandary because their cellphones have been mysteriously blocked. Popular amongst middle and lower middle class, … Continue reading

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先為不可勝 ─ Google 手機開放平台策略的影響

孫子兵法形篇說:「昔之善戰者,先為不可勝,以待敵之可勝,不可勝在己,可勝在敵。」用現今的觀點來看,簡單地說就是「不打無準備之仗」的意思。 Google 向來是創新引領者,並以 “Don’t be evil.” 自許。所以第一他不像 Apple 一樣跳進來自己製造手機,跳脫在已經高度競爭且成熟的產業裡跟別人(現存的巨人 or 領先者)拼得頭破血流的思維;第二把這個基於 Linux 作業系統的手機開發平台完全 OPEN,自身以主導和維運,但不壟斷掌控的角色來經營;在事後看來,是完全可以理解的事情(當然,或許就是因為 Google 是家軟體公司,其出發點與思考模式才與舊有的手機產業相關公司大相逕庭)。而這樣的策略也正顯示出 Google 挑選正確的戰場,打自己擅長的仗,其聰明之處。

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Taiwan’s top chip house stretches beyond optical storage

Mike Clendenin / EETimes TAIPEI, Taiwan — This island’s top chip designer, Mediatek Inc., is quietly pursuing a broader strategy that may help push the company beyond the one-hit-wonder status of some of its peers. While maintaining its dominant position … Continue reading

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