Worldwide handset shipments decreased 1.9 percent YoY to 387.3 million units in Q3 2012, according to new data from market intelligence firm ABI Research. Worldwide smartphone shipments increased 32.8 percent YoY to 155.5 million over the same period. Samsung retained the lead position in both handset and smartphone shipments. Underscoring its accomplishment, Samsung shipped more than double the smartphones of second place Apple.
RF Micro Devices Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, announced that it is enabling Samsung's next-generation GALAXY Note II with RFMD's PowerSmart® Power Platforms — the industry's first and only converged multimode, multiband (MMMB) power amplifiers.
RF Micro Devices Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, announced it has begun production shipments of its ultra-high efficiency power amplifiers to Samsung in support of the highly anticipated next-generation Galaxy S3 4G LTE smartphone.
RF Micro Devices Inc. announced it has begun production shipments of its ultra-high efficiency power amplifiers to Samsung in support of the highly anticipated next-generation Galaxy S3 4G LTE smartphone.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has successfully demonstrated clear reception capabilities of LTE Broadcast services using evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS) technology using Anritsu’s Rapid Test Designer (RTD) and MD8430A to simulate the LTE network environment.
Handset shipments have not seen a sequential YoY decline since the global economic crisis of 2008-2009. Although seasonality regularly brings a negative impact in Q2, the economic crisis in Western Europe has compounded the issue, leading to an uncommon annual contraction of handset shipments for two consecutive quarters,” say ABI Research senior analyst Michael Morgan.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and Samsung Electronics have collaborated to deliver a 20 nanometer design methodology that incorporates double patterning technology for joint customer deployment and internal test chips. The collaboration brings new process advances for mobile consumer electronics, enabling design at 20 nm and future process nodes.
Amalfi® Semiconductor Inc., an emerging leader in cost effective, high performance power amplifier solutions for cellular handsets, today announced that its AM7808 CMOS high-power, highefficiency transmit module has been selected by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. for multiple high-volume 2G handset platforms targeting emerging markets.