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Tecore Networks® announced the availability of a scalable LTE network ‘starter kit’ that includes the iCore LTE Core Network targeting operators with an initial deployment of up to ten thousand subscribers. This configuration aims at optimizing capital expenditure (CAPEX), putting LTE deployments in reach for smaller operators looking to add to their service offering, or meet build out requirements.
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.
RF Micro Devices Inc. announced LG has selected RFMD to supply multiple components in support of the LG Optimus 4X HD and the Optimus 3D Max smartphones. LG's Optimus 4X HD and Optimus 3D Max are expected to be available globally in 2012.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces that, effective immediately, its domain name will change to richardsonrfpd.com. Richardson RFPD will host a standalone website, www.richardsonrfpd.com, to provide electronic design engineers and buyers with improved access and streamlined navigation to the latest new products from the industry’s leading suppliers of RF, Wireless and Energy technologies. Website visitors connecting to the old, shared rell.com website will now see a link to the new richardsonrfpd.com site.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced it has completed a global distribution agreement with TRU Corp., a leader in the design, development and manufacture of custom, high performance RF/microwave interconnect solutions. TRU’s sophisticated, durable High Power cable assemblies provide power handling capabilities up to 6 times better than traditional RF assemblies.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. introduced a new GaAs SP3T switch for Wireless LAN and Bluetooth (WLAN/BT) applications in smartphone and tablet platforms.
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. has announced the availability of two new innovative TriAccess™ amplifiers that can replace multiple products in CATV systems. Both products were released simultaneously at the China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) broadband exposition in Beijing and in Silicon Valley, USA.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new family of GPS modules featuring SiRFstarIV™ GPS technology from Maestro-Wireless Solutions . These modules are offered in flash and ROM memory versions, as well as a highly-integrated GPS/Smart antenna version, to best meet varying application requirements.
SemiGen Inc. has announced the grand opening of their new RF Supply Center and is accepting online orders for immediate shipment of low volumes of popular epoxies, adhesive films, bonding tools, gold wire and other supplies used in die attach, substrate attach, chip bonding, assembly, screen printing, and surface mounting of microwave modules and components.
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