Tag Archives: Mobile phone

Spreadtrum buys 3G modem firm, finds CTO

LONDON – Spreadtrum Communications Inc., China’s leading fabless chip company, has announced that it has acquired 48.4% of MobilePeak Holdings Ltd., a fabless chip company that designs UMTS/HSPA+ modem chipsets from bases in San Diego, California and Shanghai, China. Spreadtrum … Continue reading

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晨星的 3G 手機自動測試系統

I found that someone shared the information about the test automation system in the MStar semiconductor‘s 3G mobile division. That really reminds me of my past contribution on it. BORG/CoolART is a very handy test automation system. From automatic modem … Continue reading

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Nvidia’s Icera deal hides bleak outlook for EU wireless

You’ll have heard of Nvidia, the graphics and mobile chip maker. Until today, you won’t have heard of Icera, which hails from Bristol and makes data chips for mobiles. So when the former buys the latter, it’s Nvidia‘s story: rightly … Continue reading

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Huawei sues ZTE for patent violation

Huawei has thrown a spanner in the works of rival ZTE’s mobile devices plan, suing for patent and trademark infringement in a handful of European courts. The Chinese vendor claims infringement of patents covering data card and LTE technologies, and … Continue reading

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MediaTek targets local handset manufacturers

Taiwanese mobile chipset maker MediaTek has opened its office in Dubai, a move the the company believes will help it to court mobile handset manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa market. The vendor is aiming to capitalise on its … Continue reading

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[MWC 2011] MOTOROLA GLEAM

MOTOROLA Booth @ MWC 2011 Motorola 的 Razr 超薄系列手機曾經成為街上隨處可見的潮流。在這次 MWC 2011 MOTO 終於正式發佈沿襲 Razr 超薄設計的摺疊手機 — Gleam。 Motorola Gleam 外型十分簡單,面蓋並沒有印上任何標誌,取而代之是一個點陣式 LED 顯示,在露出的鍵盤下方清晰的印上 Motorola 名稱,若沒有看到這標誌,很容易誤認這款是日系或韓系的品牌。打開上蓋,可以清楚感受到 Motorola Razr 標誌性的超薄按鍵,2.4″ QVGA 螢幕已足夠顯示訊息,內建 32MB Flash 及 16MB RAM,能夠儲存 500 條 SMS 及 800 位聯絡人資料,其他功能包括藍牙,FM … Continue reading

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Icera aims Espresso at smartphones

LONDON – Fabless chip company Icera Inc. has announced it is sampling the latest chip set and software in its Espresso series of platforms targeted at HSPA+ smartphones. (See: Icera Announces World’s Smallest HSPA+ Voice and Data Platform for Android™ … Continue reading

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2011 年,展訊的三顆子彈

無疑,2010 年成為自展訊誕生以來最輝煌的一年,不僅在 GSM 市場拿下 20% 的市場份額,銷售額估計也將達到 3.4 ~ 3.5 億美元新高,當然股票價格也超越了 20 美元,在納斯達克的半導體公司中站到中上游位置。然而,輝煌的 2010 年過去後,昌旭聽到很多業界人士都在問:幾乎憑著一個 6600L 打天下的展訊,後勁在哪裡?2011 年如果重要對手 MTK 恢復元氣展訊如何應對?再者,面對新入者台灣小 M 加入,展訊在 2011 年的份額會受到影響嗎?

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Spreadtrum Announces the World’s First Commercial 40nm Low Power TD-HSPA /TD-SCDMA Multi-mode Communication Baseband Processor

BEIJING, Jan. 18, 2011 — Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPRD; “Spreadtrum” or the “Company”), a leading fabless semiconductor provider in China with advanced technology in both 2G and 3G wireless communications standards, today announced the world’s first 40nm low power … Continue reading

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Feeling the heat, MediaTek seeks a comeback

Taiwanese fabless chip vendor MediaTek defied gravity during last year’s recession, growing by more than 20 percent in a year when the wider semiconductor industry declined by roughly 10 percent. But 2010 has been a different story: The wireless chip … Continue reading

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