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AT&T to kill off 2G network in 2017

The company plans to take its 2G capacity and augment its 3G and 4G services, staving off a potential spectrum crunch. AT&T’s Global Network Operations Center in Bedminster, N.J. (Credit: AT&T) AT&T is preparing to pull the plug on its … Continue reading

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恆通高科人員、業務全部縮編 凌陽認列資產減損 4 億元

借款子公司恆通高科恐難回收 凌陽認列減損 4 億 萬惠雯 / 精實新聞 IC 設計公司凌陽 (2401) 借款子公司恆通高科約 4 億元的借款,因為恆通高科於昨 (29) 日臨時董事會決議業務縮編,將退出研發 3G 手機晶片事業,凌陽評估借款恆通高科 4 億元恐難回收,故依照會計準則 34、35 號認列資產減損約 4 億元,對 EPS 影響約 0.67 元,將會反應在 2011 年的財報中顯現。 恆通高科原為凌陽旗下開發 3G 解決方案為主的廠商凌陽電通,研發方向為兩大領域,包括 3G WCDMA 手機晶片,以及 3G USB Dongle 數據卡晶片,但過去在研發 WCDMA 晶片投資金額龐大,對凌陽負擔也相當沈重,凌陽於 … Continue reading

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Rumor: Nokia to start using MediaTek chipsets in an effort to reduce costs?

Now that Nokia’s decided to make all their phones in Asia in order to try and save some money, why not also go with cheaper Asian components? According to DigiTimes, who has a mixed track record, but have proved themselves … 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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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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Inside Broadcom’s bid for Beceem

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Beceem Communications has a solid team and solid financials, but not exactly the right product to get Broadcom Corp. into mainstream LTE markets quickly. But given Broadcom belief the 4G technology won’t be widespread in handsets … 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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EU frees spectrum for faster mobile services

LONDON — The Council of Ministers has followed the European Parliament in approving a proposal from the European Commission to modernise European legislation, the so-called GSM Directive, on the use of the radio spectrum needed for mobile services. EU frees … Continue reading

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英特爾結盟諾基亞 取得 HSPA/3G IP 授權

全球媒體皆猜錯!英特爾(Intel)於台北時間 23 日 23 時召開全球媒體電話會議,正式發布已與手機大廠諾基亞(Nokia)達成長期合作協議,雙方簽署技術協定,英特爾已取得諾基亞 HSPA/3G IP 授權,近期將會進行模組開發,補足現有無線網路戰力。 未來英特爾與諾基亞的合作,將創造出與目前的智慧型手機、NB 甚至 Netbook、MID 等截然不同的產品線,3G 上網將會成為 IA 架構上網機器的預設選項。 英特爾取得諾基亞 HSPA/3G IP 授權後,也同時意味著英特爾對於力拱多年的 WiMAX 押寶態度不再,面對各國在 WiMAX 的建設與推展進度落後,未來恐將拖累下一代 NB、Netbook 及 MID 的連網訴求,因此也不得不與諾基亞進行交換或是付出授權費,獲取 3G 智財授權。 除此之外,英特爾與諾基亞日前也攜手發布「oFono」計畫,此為諾基亞 Maemo 平台及英特爾 Moblin 計畫的整合大計之一。「oFono」是以 Linux 平台為基礎進行開發,提供 GSM/UMTS 手機相關的開放原始碼應用,針對智慧型手機、Netbook 及 MID … Continue reading

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In the spotlight: Cambridge Wireless CEO, Dr Soraya Jones

The Cambridge Wireless Cluster is in the world’s top six and its companies have combined market capitalisations of more than $23bn. Wireless technology companies in the East of England contribute many millions of pounds to the region’s GDP. Member organisations … Continue reading

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