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Javelin Semiconductor Inc., innovator of the world’s first high-performance CMOS 3G power amplifier (PA), announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has selected Javelin’s JAV5501 Band I PA for new Galaxy smartphones.
ip.access confirmed plans to build its first integrated LTE and 3G small cell. The new unit, codenamed the E-100, will be the first from the company to be based on the QorIQ Qonverge®platform from US chip maker Freescale.
RF Micro Devices Inc. announced it has been selected to support multiple next-generation devices for a leading manufacturer of 3G/4G smartphones. The next-generation devices include a highly anticipated LTE smartphone that will feature multiple variants of RFMD's family of ultra-high efficiency WCDMA and 4G LTE power amplifiers.
RF Micro Devices Inc. announced it has been selected to support multiple next-generation devices for a leading manufacturer of 3G/4G smartphones. The next-generation devices include a highly anticipated LTE smartphone that will feature multiple variants of RFMD’s family of ultra-high efficiency WCDMA and 4G LTE power amplifiers.
Smartphone shipments to emerging markets will drive growth in the worldwide smartphone market in the years ahead. According to the latest smartphone forecast from the International Data Corp. (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, China will become the leading country-level market for smartphone shipments in 2012, moving ahead of the current leader, the United States. Looking ahead to 2016, two additional emerging markets, India and Brazil, will enter the top five country markets for smartphone shipments.
Global handset shipments will increase 29 percent from 1.7 billion in 2012 to 2.2 billion in 2016. The key driver of this growth will come from the smartphone segment, which is forecast to become larger than the ultra-low cost, low-cost, and feature phone segments combined by 2016. The total shipments of non-smartphones will grow 1.08 billion in 2012 to 1.09 billion in 2016 while smartphone shipments will grow from 643 million to 1.1 billion over the same period.
Mobile handset semiconductors, including processors, RF, power management, and wireless connectivity, grew to more than $30 billion in 2011. The worldwide market generated more than $120 billion in revenue over the last five years and will generate more than $170 billion during the next five years.
ABI Research has determined that the cellular handset market shipped 353.5 million handsets in Q1 2012 which represents a -3.8% YoY and -16.5% sequential drop in shipments. The smartphone market delivered 142 million shipments in Q1 for a 38% YoY gain and a -8.1% sequential decline. Apple’s 35.1 million shipments were supported by APAC while Samsung’s 83.4 million displaced Nokia from the top position that it has held for over a decade.
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