Smartphones are moving beyond the early generation 1x1 MIMO configurations for 802.11ac Wi-Fi service as 2x2 MIMO makes its way from larger devices, such as PCs, into smaller platform designs. Broadcom is looking to capitalize on that shift and gain early-mover advantage with the rollout of a new chip for smartphones and tablets that offers 2x2 MIMO functionality.
Russian satellite TV provider NTV-Plus waited 11 days to announce that it delivered a live broadcast of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in Ultra HD, or 4K, format.
Qualcomm and Apple competed fiercely for the top spots among chipset makers for smartphones and tablets in 2013, according to new reports from research firm Strategy Analytics. However, Qualcomm maintained its strong lead among baseband chip suppliers thanks to its dominant position in the LTE market, the research firm found.
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LAS VEGAS--Qualcomm remains the market leader by far in the cellular baseband market, and in LTE chips in particular. However, its chipset rivals made clear this week at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show that they are intent on using 2014 to close the gap on Qualcomm when it comes to LTE.
Chipset maker Broadcom said it had initiated a global restructuring plan to cut expenses and "better align its resources to areas of strategic focus." As a result, the company said it will cut up to 1,150 employees (some of whom originated from its recent acquisition of LTE assets from affiliates of Renesas Electronics).
ARM has been quietly shifting way from mere gadgets and getting deeper into the network, and several announcements this week exemplify how far the company and its technology have come.
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Executives from wireless carriers have repeatedly said over the last few years that the connected car represents a massive new opportunity. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has been particularly vocal about the possibilities: "The way we think about the car is that it's just a big smartphone on wheels," Stephenson said earlier this year at Mobile World Congress. "The connected car will become just as routine as people carrying a smartphone."
Broadcom has adapted its latest 802.11ac chipsets to fit the growing demand for automotive connectivity. The company introduced the BCM89335 combo chip, also called "5G Wi-Fi," that combines 802.11ac with Bluetooth Smart technology to allow vehicles to connect to smartphones and home networks and give drivers access to a bevy of new applications.