Cypress Semiconductor said it will spend $550 million to acquire Broadcom's IoT business in the latest move centered on the burgeoning market of connected devices.
LTE-U as currently contemplated would be a disaster for Wi-Fi, and any type of co-channel LTE, including LAA, is likely to significantly reduce Wi-Fi coverage area unless specific coexistence mechanisms are adopted, according to a presentation Broadcom delivered to the FCC last week.
ZTE is in "constructive" discussions with U.S. regulators to lift export restrictions imposed last week, according to a Reuters report.
The U.S. Commerce Department will place export restrictions on ZTE this week, according to a Reuters report, for allegedly violating U.S. export controls on Iran. The restrictions, which will take effect tomorrow, will require the Chinese manufacturer's suppliers to apply for an export license before shipping any U.S.-made equipment or parts to ZTE.
Broadcom said it will slash 1,900 jobs around the world in the wake of its $37 billion acquisition by Avago Technologies.
Apple and Cisco are making it pretty clear they don't want their enterprise customers thinking about using the 2.4 GHz band.
In the ongoing war over the use of LTE in unlicensed spectrum, a group of companies, including Google, Boingo Wireless and Broadcom, is once again urging the FCC to push for a solution that won't have a negative impact on consumers of Wi-Fi.
Broadcom, Ericsson, Google and Verizon are just some of the stakeholders that weighed in on the FCC's request for information on current trends related to LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA). Several players in the Wi-Fi community argue that the LTE-U/LAA and Wi-Fi communities need closer collaboration.
Intel agreed to buy rival chipset maker Altera for $16.7 billion in a long-rumored deal that will get Intel further involved in the market of silicon for network gear and data centers. The deal represents another indication of consolidation in the silicon industry and comes hot on the heels of Avago Technologies' $37 billion transaction to buy Broadcom, which will push Avago into the networking chipset market.
Dominant chipmaker Qualcomm may need to take some radical steps to stay ahead of the direct competition presented by the $37 billion acquisition of Broadcom by Avago, analysts said Thursday. That could mean putting together some innovative partnerships, or even divesting itself of certain parts of its business.