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Carrier Aggregation smartphones ramp up with LTE-A

The number of operators offering LTE-A with carrier aggregation will continue to increase rapidly, with faster data rates the norm, as outlined in the Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Components report, “Carrier Aggregation: Status of Devices, Operators and Bands.” The report lists devices, chipsets and operators supporting the technology with a forecast of CA-enabled device shipments, and provides a comprehensive list and analysis of band combinations approved and under consideration.


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Global handset shipments reach 1.6 billion units in 2011

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global handset shipments grew 11 percent annually to reach 445 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011. Apple was the star performer, capturing a record 8 percent market share worldwide during the quarter. Full-year handset shipments reached 1.6 billion units globally in 2011, with annual growth of 14 percent.
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Microelectronic Companies Continue to Diversify Offerings

To satisfy new market opportunities, microelectronic companies continue to develop new products and processes, with some companies deciding acquisition provides the best path to these new opportunities. The Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service (GaAs) viewpoint, “Compound Semiconductor Industry Review May 2011: Microelectronics,” captures product, technology, contract...
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Point-to-Point Radio Shipments Will Exceed 2 Million In 2015

Rapidly increasing mobile data use by consumers and businesses will fuel growth in wireless point-to-point radios. The recently released Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service (GaAs) Data Model, “Wireless Point-to-Point Radio Component Demand,” forecasts that wireless point-to-point radios, used to backhaul mobile data, will grow from nearly...
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UAS Platforms Ride Out Defense Budget Cuts

The success of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in providing real-time information to military commanders has contributed to both mission effectiveness and personnel protection. Despite budgetary pressures, a number of factors will help drive demand. The Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service forecasts that US expenditure for military unmanned...
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Microelectronics Component Manufacturers Increase Fiber-optic Network Capacity

As data consumption, driven by smartphones, video files and faster internet service, continues to skyrocket, service providers respond by increasing the amount and capacity of high data rate fiber in their transmission networks. The Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service (GaAs) viewpoint, "Compound Semiconductor Industry Review March...
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