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RFMD's ET PAs and antenna control solutions enhance power efficiency of new marquee Android smartphone
RFMD Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced that the newest flagship Android smartphone incorporates its envelope tracking (ET) power amplifiers (PAs), antenna switch module, diversity switches and antenna tuner. This fifth generation smartphone from a leading Korea-based manufacturer is the slimmest and fastest Android phone to date and the first new smartphone to benefit from the improved power efficiency of RFMD's ET power amplifiers and antenna control solutions.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces it supplies the UltraCMOS main-antenna tuning switch for Pantech’s Vega Secret Note LTE-A phablet, featuring a fingerprint scanner that secures the lock screen and access to user-specified data. Peregrine’s PE613010, which is also being used for Pantech’s Vega LTE-A smartphone, provides RF performance enhancements that help the phablet increase battery life, boost data throughput and improve connection quality for fewer dropped calls – even when roaming.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that HTC and Samsung are ramping SkyOne™, a highly customizable, fully optimized front-end solution, in several of their recent smartphone launches. The SkyOne™ platform, which integrates all RF and analog content between the transceiver and antenna, reduces complexity, size and time-to-market for customers with demanding architectures for advanced mobile applications.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announces the UltraCMOS 10 platform, the newest advancement in Peregrine’s UltraCMOS technology. UltraCMOS 10 RF SOI delivers both flexibility and unparalleled performance for addressing the ever-increasing challenges of RF front-end design.
Skyworks Solutions Inc. announced that MediaTek is leveraging several of Skyworks’ front-end solutions in their innovative, dual-coreMT6572 platform which is supporting multiple leading tier-one smartphone manufacturers in emerging markets.
Apple’s acquisition of WiFiSLAM has brought smartphone indoor location technologies to the fore. With over 1 billion new smartphones forecast to utilize indoor location technologies in 2018, there are still significant opportunities for companies with the right technologies and strategies.
Low cost smartphones, defined as smartphones with a wholesale ASP below $200, are increasingly appearing in OEM and operator portfolios in both emerging and developed markets. The low hanging fruit for low cost smartphones is to drive smartphone adoption in emerging markets where handset subsidization and disposable income are scarce. Market intelligence firm ABI Research forecasts low cost smartphone shipments to grow from 238 million in 2013 to 758 million by 2018, driven by the low penetration of smartphones and large subscriber bases found in BRIC countries.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), and LG Electronics announced they have teamed up to develop the high-performance antenna tuning design solution in the LG Optimus G Pro smartphone that was recently introduced to the Korean market.
For the second calendar quarter in a row, smartphone shipments represented more than half (52%) of the world’s mobile phone shipments. Led by electronics manufacturer Samsung, an estimated 408 million handsets and 214 million smartphones shipped during the second quarter of 2013, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research.