Global handset shipments will increase 29% from 1.7 B in 2012 to 2.2 B in 2016 according to ABI Research. 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.
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.
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.
RF Micro Devices Inc. announced it has shipped over one billion cellular power amplifiers (PA) to handset manufacturers headquartered in the Greater China area. This significant industry milestone demonstrates RFMD's ongoing commitment to providing China-based customers with operational scale, technological innovation and an industry-leading cost structure.
IDC releases projections for smartphone shipments with strong growth in China, India and Brazil. Read their specific forecasts for these and other countries which were recently released by their Mobile Phone Tracker.