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GSMA accredits STMicroelectronics to personalize eSIMs

ST is accredited by GMSA to produce eSIMs; ST will ship pre-formated eSIMs directly to OEMs. Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics now has accreditation from the GSMA to produce embedded SIMs (eSIMs) and load connection credentials such as certificates and operator profiles before shipping. The eSIM is GSMA’s...

CES 2015: DOCSIS 3.1 modems target fiber speeds for cable

Fiber-to-the-home is part of AT&T and Verizon Communications' plan to compete with cable, but the cable companies are defending their turf with new standards that are set to speed-up data delivery. Data over cable service interface specification is migrating to a new standard, DOCSIS...

Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Whotspot release new devices

Samsung, STMicroelectronics and Whotspot announced the release of new devices this week.

ST-Ericsson shutdown to cost 1,600 jobs

Ericsson (ERIC) and STMicroelectronics (STM) have agreed to dissolve their ST-Ericsson joint venture, calling it quits on the effort to establish a competitive European semiconductor supplier for the wireless industry. The dissolution of ST-Ericsson will result in 1,600 layoffs. Last spring, ST-Ericsson cut about...

ST-Ericsson set to lose CEO

Chip maker ST-Ericsson announced that president and CEO Didier Lamouche would be leaving his position to pursue other opportunities effective March 31. The company, which is a joint venture between STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, did not name a successor. Lamouche was previously CEO of STMicroelectronics...

ST-Ericsson to transfer processor business, cut jobs

ST-Ericsson says it will transfer its stand-alone applications processor business to STMicroelectronics (STM) and eliminate up to 1,700 jobs as part of a restructuring. The Swiss company was created in 2009 as a 50/50 joint venture owned by Ericsson, the world's leading supplier of...

Computex: the biggest winners and losers

Now that the frenzied craziness that is Computex Taipei is done and dusted for another year, we can all take a step back and take a look at some of this year’s winners and losers.

Capital Markets: Allied Wireless, Ground Truth, Deutsche Telekom and more

 Atlantic Tele-Network Inc. completed its purchase of certain Alltel wireless assets from Verizon Wireless. The purchase price was $223 million and the deal was completed through ATN’s subsidiary, Allied Wireless Communications Corp. The company said it also has acquired a license to continue using...

Apple ARM acquisition would cause massive mobile shake-up

As rumors go, it doesn't get more shocking than the whisperings Wednesday night, that gadget maker Apple Inc. was mulling a move to buy British chip shop ARM Ltd., the logic designer for the microprocessors and microcontrollers used in most of today's cellphones and...

The RCR Ecosystem An Overview

The converging telecom and IT space is set to become a $5 trillion global business, fueled by relentless demand from individuals and businesses to be able to access information across any device at any time. The wireless/telecom/media/IT sector is growing two to five...

Financial ratings wrap-up: Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, American Tower and more

The following list includes ratings changes and financial information for wireless companies announced this week by investment-banking and financial-services firms.Handset and infrastructure vendors--Credit Suisse First Boston lowered its estimates on Motorola after the company reported fourth-quarter results and weak guidance. New estimates are a...

Smartphones a bright spot for chips: GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G help in down year

No one can miss the dark clouds streaming overhead, but analysts say that without the expected growth in smartphone sales, those clouds might blot out the sun altogether. Handset sales, of course, drive chip sales, and most analysts have been revising their forecasts downward...

More companies join Symbian Foundation: New members: Acrodea, Brycen, HI Corp., Ixonos, KTF, Opera Software, Sharp, TapRoot Systems and UIQ Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Nine more companies have joined the Symbian Foundation as its group members work toward developing an open and complete mobile software platform that will be free for its members.Acrodea, Brycen, HI Corp., Ixonos, KTF, Opera Software, Sharp, TapRoot Systems and UIQ...

Complementary customers, technologies fuse STMicro-Ericsson tie-up

The pressures of the mobile chip business, plus a fit in products and customers, has driven Ericsson Mobile Platforms and ST Microelectronics-NXP Wireless to join forces, the two companies said today.The joint venture, subject to regulatory approvals, combines ST-NXP's 2G/EDGE and 3G offerings with...

Qualcomm sees sunny skies; TI says partly cloudy

Pesky Wall Street.No matter how well you perform, the stock market - understandably, because it reflects investors' view of future prospects - is all about "what's next"?Qualcomm Inc., riding a wave of global demand for W-CDMA-enabled handsets - and strong performances by Samsung Electronics...

NXP and STMicroelectronics create wireless JV

NXP Semiconductors and STMicroelectronics will combine their wireless businesses to compete in a cutthroat environment for chip makers. The two companies said in a statement they would aim to complete the move by the third quarter, subject to regulatory review and "consultations" with labor...

Nokia’s new chip strategy realigns space: STMicroelectronics gets 3G win, EDGE gives Broadcom boost

WHEN A BEHEMOTH SHAKES ITS TAIL, some rise, some fall. The behemoth benefits.That appears to be the upshot of Nokia Corp.'s announcement last week that it had selected four main chipset suppliers for future business. The move boosted some fortunes and cast off others,...

The Week in Review

Welcome to our Friday feature, Week in Review. Every Friday, RCR Wireless News will run through the major events of the past week, outlining what happened and speculating on what to look for in the coming weeks. Check below for news about carriers, handset...

Nokia diversifies chip sources, sheds some R&D

Nokia Corp. is accelerating its research-and-development efforts in software to enable mobile Internet services while scaling back on research and development in chip-based radio technology. In tandem with this strategy, the Finnish company will pursue multiple sources for its chipsets, many bearing its royalty-producing,...

STM releases WiMAX chip, Wavesat aligns with SK Telecom

GENEVA-Chip supplier STMicroelectronics said it's jumping into the WiMAX market with a new offering for WiMAX base stations. The company said it plans to bundle its STW51000 base-station modem system-on-a-chip with a full set of in-house software libraries, including 802.16e software for frequency division...

Weekly wireless ratings wrap-up

The following information includes ratings changes and financial information for wireless companies announced this week by investment-banking and financial-services firms.

Weekly wireless ratings wrap-up

The following wireless companies received upgrades or downgrades from financial and investment firms this week.Moody's Investors Service assigned a B3 rating to the proposed senior secured credit facilities of Virgin Mobile USA with a positive outlook. The rating reflects the challenging operating environment the...

Weekly wireless company ratings update

The following wireless companies' ratings were changed by financial services companies this week.Standard & Poor's Ratings Service raised its corporate credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on Agilent Technologies Inc. from BB to BB+, citing sustained improvements in the company's profitability and cash-flow generation....

Nokia in CDMA EV-DO talks with SK Telecom subsidiary?

Nokia Corp. is in advanced discussions to purchase CDMA EV-DO phones from the phone-making subsidiary of Korean CDMA carrier SK Telecom, according to a report from Reuters. A Nokia spokesman said the company has made no such announcement and is "unable to comment on...

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