ABI Research estimates that 676 million 4G LTE handsets will be shipped in 2015, growing 204 million units from 2014. Furthermore, ABI Research estimates that the total number of LTE connected devices shipped worldwide will exceed 1.89 billion units by end 2019, demonstrating the need for infrastructure and spectrum to support the stellar growth in the industry.
A new report by Juniper Research has found that fitness wearables in-use will almost treble by 2018, compared to an estimated 19 million in-use devices this year. Juniper expects fitness to remain the dominant wearables segment until that time, driven by intuitive use cases and lower retail prices.
Keysight Technologies Inc. announced it will demonstrate its latest RF circuit, system and 3D electromagnetic design and simulation solutions at the Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS 2014), Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, San Diego, California, Oct. 19-22. Keysight EEsof EDA is a silver-level sponsor of the event.
Analog Devices Inc., the world's data converter market share leader, introduced today an industry first 2.8-GSPS dual 16-bit converter for telecommunications system manufacturers that require microwave frequencies in point-to-point wireless backhaul equipment. The 16-bit AD9136 and 11-bit AD9135 dual D/A converters achieve up to 70 percent higher signal bandwidth than competing devices while enabling designers to support emerging E-band (71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz) frequencies being adopted by wireless carriers to support steadily increasing demand for high-speed mobile voice and data transfers.
Microsemi Corp., a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced CNT Acquisition Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsemi, successfully completed the acquisition of Centellax.
Anritsu Co. announces a cost-effective end-to-end solution for testing devices and chipsets supporting enhanced Multicast Broadcast Multimedia Service (eMBMS) for LTE Broadcast that incorporates EXPWAY’s e-Cast™ Broadcast Multicast Service Center server with the Anritsu MD8430A signaling tester and Rapid Test Designer.
According to an updated market forecast from ABI Research, the installed base of active wireless connected devices will exceed 16 billion in 2014, about 20 percent more than in 2013. The number of devices will more than double from the current level, with 40.9 billion forecasted for 2020.