Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that it has received the Best Vendor and Outstanding Delivery awards from ZTE for supporting their growing RF business without a single part shortage in the last three years. Skyworks is now ZTE’s leading front-end solution supplier and has supported several major product launches.
MILMEGA, now a part of Teseq, offers a new amplifier product range designed to meet test requirements within wireless testing frequency bands. The AS0728 family of amplifiers has a frequency range of 700 MHz to 2.8 GHz. Available in 25 W, 50 W, 100 W and 170 W P1 dB power levels, these new amplifiers are ideal in the wireless communications industry where high reliability, excellent linearity, power density and leading performance are required.
L-com Inc., a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has finalized an agreement with an Argentinean electronics company ISECOM S. A. Through ISECOM, customers in Argentina can purchase L-com's high quality wireless products without the need for foreign shipping.
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced its end-to-end Miracast system, comprised of source and display (sink) solutions that enable consumers to stream media, games, photos and other digital content from mobile devices to larger screens. Based on TI's OMAP™ platform, DaVinci™ video processors and WiLink™ connectivity family, the Miracast solutions deliver best-in-class video quality and market leading low latency over a secure Wi-Fi connection.
The total market for standards-based wireless connectivity chipsets is expected to exceed $10 billion in 2012, this includes both standalone and combo chipsets that use Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, UWB, and ZigBee. “The market continues to develop with technologies - particularly Bluetooth and Wi-Fi - squaring up for a fight to be the dominant standard,” commented Peter Cooney, wireless connectivity practice director.
Telecoms retail revenue in the emerging Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7 percent between 2011 and 2016, according to a new report from Analysys Mason (www.analysysmason.com). Total telecoms service revenue will grow by 29 pecent from USD229.7 billion in 2011 to USD323.7 billion by 2016.
Javelin Semiconductor Inc., innovator of the world’s first high-performance CMOS 3G power amplifier (PA), announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., has selected Javelin’s PA for the new Galaxy S Duos with dual SIM functionality. The Galaxy S Duos is a stylish Android-based smartphone that features a 4-inch touchscreen, 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.
The wireless sensor network market, led by ZigBee, grew ten-fold from 2007 to 2010 and exceeded 45 million annual shipments in 2011. “Strong growth is expected for 2012 and beyond as ZigBee pervades the home automation and home entertainment markets, whilst Smart Meters continue to be rolled out across the globe,” commented Peter Cooney, wireless connectivity practice director.
SmarTone, Hong Kong's leading mobile operator, has announced the activation of its 4G LTE service. Thanks to Ericsson's efforts as sole end-to-end network supplier, the operator's users will enjoy even faster downloads and uploads when using mobile internet applications.