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ABI Research’s latest forecasts for Enterprise and Consumer Femtocells, also referred to as Indoor Small Cells, estimate largely flat volume shipments in 2012 relative to 2011. The shipments in 2012 are expected to contain 2.44 million units, similar to the 2.47 million units shipped in 2011. In total, ABI Research estimates 5.3 million units will be deployed by end 2012.
Technologies essential to the latest smartphones and tablets mean that the analog integrated circuit (IC) industry can look forward to guaranteed expansion over the next few years, states a new report by business intelligence providers GBI Research.
Murata Electronics North America Inc. and its parent company Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd., the world’s number one supplier of passive electronic components, announced that it has closed the deal to acquire RF Monolithics Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “RFM”). The cash transaction paid the holders of RFM common shares $1.78 per share.
Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, announced that it has successfully demonstrated wireless 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) transmissions over satellite backhaul at download speeds of over 10 Mbps and upload speeds of 786 Kbps, including video phone calls. The testing involved the combination of a Hughes satellite modem with JUPITER™ high-throughput technology and Lemko Corp.'s Distributed Mobility Wireless Network (DiMoWiNe).
Skyworks Solutions Inc. has launched a breakthrough front-end system that integrates all RF and analog content between the transceiver and antenna for simplified design within demanding next generation mobile platforms.
Javelin Semiconductor Inc., innovator of the world’s first high-performance CMOS 3G PA, announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is shipping Javelin’s PA in the new Galaxy Appeal for AT&T.
LTE TDD has gained wide ecosystem acceptance and backing from leading infrastructure and device vendors. Ovum expects that 25 percent of all LTE connections will include LTE TDD by 2016.
RF Micro Devices Inc. announced the release of four high-performance front end modules (FEMs) for next generation WiFi applications. The RFMD® RFFM8200, RFFM8500, RFFM8202, and RFFM8502 are highly integrated FEM solutions covering multiple WiFi standards and frequency bands, particularly IEEE802.11n and the emerging 802.11ac specification. RFMD’s FEMs achieve industry-leading linear power and dynamic error vector magnitude (EVM) performance in support of the newest reference designs from the world’s leading WiFi chipset providers.
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. introduced a new series of surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) offering high self resonance,a high Q factor of ≥ 2000, and a low dissipation factor of ≤ 0.05% for operation in high-frequency commercial applications.
The Broadband and ICTs for smart, inclusive and sustainable societies event, organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Ministry of Communication of Brazil, outlined the critical role of broadband-enabled services and applications as facilitators for long-term sustainable economic development.