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UTStarcom to get CDMA phones from South Korean vendor

SEOUL-South Korea's Pantech & Curitel Communications Inc. will provide its portfolio of CDMA-based handsets to UTStarcom Inc. for sale in North America under a three-year agreement, the company announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Pantech already is a leading supplier of CDMA handsets...

Pantech puts the Seoul in CDMA: UTStarcom to get CDMA phones from South Korean vendor

SEOUL—South Korea’s Pantech & Curitel Communications Inc. will provide its portfolio of CDMA-based handsets to UTStarcom Inc. for sale in North America under a three-year agreement, the company announced.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Pantech already is a leading supplier of CDMA handsets to...

Reports: Intel looking to ditch communications unit

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Intel Corp. is rumored to be exploring the sale of its communications chip business as it seeks to slim down its operations and focus on its leadership position in microprocessors for personal computers. Intel today said that it had announced in April...

Pantech outlines 2006 U.S. handset plans

South Korean electronics vendor Pantech Group said it plans to increase its handset sales in the United States by 20 percent this year. The company also said it will work to sell its products directly to U.S. wireless carriers."Even though we are a relatively...

After falling short last year, Pantech outlines 2006 U.S. handset plans

SEOUL-South Korean electronics vendor Pantech Group said it plans to increase its handset sales in the United States by 20 percent this year. The company also said it will work to sell its products directly to U.S. wireless carriers. "Even though we are a...

Pantech to merge two subsidiaries

SEOUL, South Korea-Electronics manufacturer Pantech announced it will bring its various mobile-phone operations closer together. The company said its mobile-phone affiliate Pantech Co. Ltd. will merge with its recently acquired SK Teletech Co. business. "With the completion of this merger, we will have moved...

Pantech to merge 2 cell-phone subsidiaries

Electronics manufacturer Pantech announced it will bring its various mobile-phone operations closer together. The company said its mobile-phone affiliate Pantech Co. Ltd. will merge with its recently acquired SK Teletech Co. business. "With the completion of this merger, we will have moved one step...

South Korean handset vendor buys majority stake in rival

South Korean handset vendor Pantech&Curitel acquired a majority stake in wireless carrier SK Telecom's handset business, a move that could give the growing company additional weight in both the Korean market and the worldwide stage.According to reports, Pantech&Curitel paid around $300 million for a...

Semiconductor firm files for $173M IPO

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-Semiconductor supplier Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. filed for a $172.5 million initial public offering. The company filed for the ticker symbol AATI.Advanced Analogic Technologies supplies application-specific power management technologies for electronic devices. The company offers more than 400 power management products comprising Power...

Pantech&Curitel looks to U.S. handset market with ambitious plan

Pantech&Curitel, a South Korean manufacturing company comprising the mobile-phone operations of Curitel Communications Inc. and Pantech Group, announced ambitious plans to sell 10 million Pantech-branded mobile phones in the United States in 2005. However, industry watchers believe the company faces a major uphill climb...

Qualcomm announces over-the-air capability for BREW devices

SAN FRANCISCO-Qualcomm Inc. announced it is offering advanced firmware over-the-air update capabilities via its BREW solution. The new capabilities allow wireless operators and handset manufacturers to remotely reflash a BREW-enabled device's firmware to repair software flaws or add new functions. The company is demonstrating...

Qualcomm announces over-the-air capability for BREW

SAN FRANCISCO-Qualcomm Inc. announced it is offering advanced firmware over-the-air update capabilities via its BREW solution.The new capabilities allow wireless operators and handset manufacturers to remotely reflash a BREW-enabled device's firmware to repair software flaws or add new functions. The company is demonstrating the...

Indian carrier Tata launches BREWChat service

SAN DIEGO-Indian carrier Tata Teleservices is the first operator to launch a push-to-talk service based on Qualcomm Inc.'s BREWChat solution.The technology enables person-to-person and person-to-group communication between subscribers at the push of a button, said Qualcomm."Offering a BREWChat-powered push-to-chat service to our subscriber base...

Indian carrier launches BREWChat PTT service

Indian carrier Tata Teleservices is the first operator to launch a push-to-talk service based on Qualcomm Inc.'s BREWChat solution.The technology enables person-to-person and person-to-group communication between subscribers at the push of a button, said Qualcomm."Offering a BREWChat-powered push-to-chat service to our subscriber base allows...

Curitel to build PTT phones with Qualcomm technology

SEOUL, South Korea-Curitel Communications announced it will build CDMA mobile phones using Qualcomm Inc.'s BREWChat push-to-talk technology. Curitel joins Kyocera Wireless Corp. and others in building BREWChat-capable phones."Adding Qualcomm's BREWChat technology to our handsets will create a strong competitive advantage for us, because our...

On higher earnings plans, Qualcomm unveils chips

In a market blitz, Qualcomm Inc. unveiled a series of chipsets covering CDMA, GSM and W-CDMA protocols.The U.S. supplier made two announcements for the first phase of W-CDMA technology known as High Speed Downlink Packet Access. It also claimed that 21 wireless device manufacturers...

Siemens teams with China's Ningbo Bird for phones

German handset maker Siemens AG and Chinese vendor Ningbo Bird Co. Ltd. announced a new strategic partnership to build and sell mobile phones in Chinese and international markets, moves that could expand both companies' sales opportunities. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Under...

Siemens teams with China's Ningbo Bird for phones

German handset maker Siemens AG and Chinese vendor Ningbo Bird Co. Ltd. announced a new strategic partnership to build and sell mobile phones in Chinese and international markets, moves that could expand both companies' sales opportunities. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Under...

Alcatel/TCL venture underscores changes in handset market

Alcatel's new handset deal with Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL Corp. is part of a notable and growing trend toward joint ventures and acquisitions, and analysts expect the pace to accelerate."There's going to be some consolidation," said John Jackson, a wireless and mobile technology analyst...

Audiovox wireless sales up in 1Q

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.-Electronics company Audiovox Corp. reported first-quarter net sales of $376.9 million, an increase of 27 percent from the $296.8 million it reported in the same quarter a year ago. The company's mobile-phone business, Audiovox Communications Corp. posted net sales of $240.3 million, an...

Audiovox wireless sales up 11 percent

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.-Electronics company Audiovox Corp. reported first-quarter net sales of $376.9 million, an increase of 27 percent from the $296.8 million it reported in the same quarter a year ago. The company's mobile-phone business, Audiovox Communications Corp. (ACC), posted net sales of $240.3 million,...

Audiovox in talks to sell stake in handset biz

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.-Audiovox Corp. announced it is in talks to sell its 75-percent stake in its wireless handset business to South Korean handset company Curitel Communications Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. An Audiovox spokesman said Curitel made a bid for the company's...

Curitel to use Wavecom modules in multimedia phones

ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX, France-Wavecom SA has signed a contract with Korean handset vendor Curitel Communications Inc.Under the contract, Curitel will integrate Wavecom's WISMO modules into its new GSM/GPRS multimedia mobile phones, to be launched in the Chinese and U.S. markets in the third quarter 2003.

Audiovox, Hyundai enter CDMA handset manufacturing agreement

HAUPPAUGE, New York, United States—Audiovox Communications and Hyundai CuriTel in Korea signed an estimated US$730 million agreement for Hyundai CuriTel to manufacture CDMA handsets for Audiovox during the next 12 months.Hyundai CuriTel was formed out of Hyundai Electronics in May 2001. The company already...

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