Worldwide broadband CPE device shipments totalled 144.9 million in 2012. Continuous growth in broadband adoption as well as upgrading to better quality services among existing broadband users will allow continuous growth in the broadband CPE market. ABI Research expects 149.4 million broadband CPE devices including modems, wired routers, and gateways will be shipped in 2013.
Nanjing Ericsson Panda Communications (NEPCC), the largest manufacturer of mobile communication base stations and system equipment in Asia, developed a novel quadrature coupled-line hybrid device with the aide of AWR software.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) Q100-certified SPDT RF switch from Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (Peregrine).
Smart watches have been around for the last decade. The wearable computing device has failed to take off for one reason or another: they looked ugly, were too bulky, had weak functionality, or the battery life was not good enough. However, over the last nine months a number of new smart watches have emerged that could change consumers’ perceptions. Market intelligence firm ABI Research projects more than 1.2 million smart watches will be shipped in 2013.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) transistor targeting land mobile radio from Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, was presented with an Innovation Award by a representative of China Mobile at an evening event hosted by Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) during the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona on the 26th of February. The award recognised Anite’s achievements as a leading vendor of wireless test solutions and in particular its interoperability test solution, SAS.
With IC-CAP 2013.01, Agilent introduces major improvements to its flagship product for high-frequency device modeling. One key improvement is turnkey extraction of the Angelov-GaN model, the industry standard compact device model for GaN semiconductor devices.
Despite the hype around the decline of PNDs and the rise of smartphone applications, there is a long-term future for dedicated GPS devices. Total GPS device revenues are forecast to grow from $6.5 billion in 2011 to over $8 billion in 2017. With the exception of PNDs, all device categories grew in 2011, including cycling computers, golf caddies, and recreational devices.