Anritsu Co. introduces PIM over CPRI software for its BTS Master™ MT8220T and MT822xB handheld base station analyzers that allow passive intermodulation (PIM) measurements to be made from the ground for the first time.
$44 billion tech deal just became the latest casualty in the escalating US-China trade war
July 26, 2018
Qualcomm confirmed it was terminating its proposed takeover of Dutch counterpart NXP on Thursday after China failed to grant it regulatory approval. Qualcomm said it would proceed with a stock buyback of up to $30 billion that it had promised shareholders should the NXP deal fall apart. NXP also announced Thursday that it would buy back shares worth $5 billion.
WIN Semiconductors reported strong second quarter and first half year-over-year revenue growth driven by the handset market. However, the company said “inventory corrections” across all markets will cause third quarter revenue to decline around 10 percent compared to the second quarter.
T-Mobile has launched Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service throughout the U.S. According to the company, it is the first to launch NB-IoT in the country and first in the world to launch NB-IoT using LTE guard bands, for optimal efficiency.
Analog Devices has released a wideband synthesizer with an integrated VCO that is ideal for aerospace and defense, wireless infrastructure, microwave point-to-point links, electronic test and measurement and satellite ground terminals.
Charlotte, Raleigh and Oklahoma City will join Dallas, Atlanta and Waco, Texas, as cities receiving AT&T’s mobile 5G service this year. AT&T has said it will deploy mobile 5G in a dozen cities by the end of the year.
The rollout of 5G in North America buoyed Ericsson’s second quarter financial results, arguably the highlight of a mixed quarter of declining year-over-year sales, improving margins, and greater net income loss.
Akoustis Technologies announced its first production order for initial quantities of a 3.8 GHz BAW filter. The order, from a “well-established military OEM,” is the company's first BAW filter design win above 3 GHz.
Infineon Technologies announced cumulative shipments of 5 billion bulk CMOS RF switches since it began volume production in 2008, with annual shipments now well above 1 billion. Infineon's new antenna swapping devices are sampling now.
Nokia and China Mobile have signed a one-year agreement to support the Chinese mobile operator's transition to a future network infrastructure with "seamless connectivity" to meet growing data traffic. Nokia said the agreement has a value of up to €1 billion.