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Intel snaps up Fujitsu Wireless to improve LTE offerings – but Qualcomm still rules the industry

Intel has quietly snapped up Fujitsu’s wireless division in a bid to further increase its LTE expertise. Specifically, it’s purchased Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products, an Arizona-based arm of the Japanese company that specializes in LTE RF (radio frequency) technology. The … Continue reading

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Intel buys Fujitsu RF unit to beef up LTE expertise

Intel purchased a unit of Fujitsu, called Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products, a specialist in RF transceiver technology, in a bid to increase its LTE and overall mobile expertise, an Intel spokeswoman confirmed to FierceWireless. Intel spokeswoman Cara Walker said that … Continue reading

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Intel Acquires Fujitsu Wireless

LONDON — Intel Corp. confirmed that it acquired last month Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products Inc. (FSWP), the Tempe, Ariz.-based subsidiary of Fujitsu that developed an advanced multimode LTE RF transceiver. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The … Continue reading

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Mobile communications: Fresh €50 million EU research grants in 2013 to develop ‘5G’ technology

European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes announces €50 million for research to deliver 5G mobile technology by 2020, with the aim to put Europe back in the lead of the global mobile industry. “I want 5G be pioneered by European … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Semiconductor firm MediaTek to invest $94m in Singapore for R&D

Opens new office at One North in Singapore, plans to double its team strength MediaTek, a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia offerings, will invest more than SGD120m (approximately $94.7m) to expand its research and development centre … Continue reading

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