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Sandbridge Technologies CTO & EVP. A fabless semiconductor company building SDR baseband processors.

October 2011

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Sony buys out Ericsson from handset JV

October 27, 2011

Japanese firm pays €1.05bn in cash to take full control of Sony Ericsson, pursuing more integrated multiscreen strategy

Sprint: We’re Going LTE-Advanced, Too

October 25, 2011

Sprint said it plans to deploy LTE-Advanced technology after rolling out its LTE network next year, according to Fierce Wireless. Speaking at the 4G World conference in Chicago this week, Iyad Terazi, Sprint’s vice president of network development an...

Sequans says Clearwire reliance is coming to an end

October 24, 2011

LTE revenues are ramping at French chip maker Sequans, to overshadow WiMAX beginnings

Creator Of Lisp, John McCarthy, Dead At 84

October 24, 2011

The creator of Lisp and arguably the father of modern artificial intelligence, John McCarthy, died today. He studied mathematics with the famous John Nash at Princeton and, notably, held the first “computer-chess” match between scientists in the US...

Huawei runs LTE in white spaces

October 24, 2011

Chinese firm brings TD-LTE platform for the unlicensed bands out of the labs for field tests

Sequans, Fujitsu Semi team on LTE

October 20, 2011

Sequans Communications said it established a technology and marketing collaboration with Fujitsu Semiconductor for the purpose of providing customers with a comprehensive LTE product that combines Fujitsu's multimode 2G/3G/LTE RF solution with Sequans'...

TD-LTE: It’s Alive!

October 20, 2011

India’s nationwide LTE plans, conceived during the country’s 4G auctions last year, is coming alive. India’s approach to 4G – TD-LTE (Time Division Long Term Evolution) – is expected to grow into a global force. The world’s second largest ...

Open Source CPUs Coming To a Club Near You?

October 20, 2011

lekernel writes "The Milkymist project (also mentioned earlier this year) have started shipping their so-called 'video synthesizer,' a device used by concert and other event organizers to create live visual effects. Most interestingly, the...

Leaders in Advanced Radio Technologies to Provide Keynotes for SDR'11-WInnComm

October 19, 2011 ) today announced an impressive keynote lineup for its 2011 Wireless Innovation Forum Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (SDR'11-WInnComm). The premier event for the reconfigurable radio ...S...

SDR And CR Boost Wireless Communications

October 18, 2011

Overview of software-defined radio principles and an introduction to modern cognitive radio

mimoOn, Eden Rock Communications Partner to Deliver SON Solutions for …

October 18, 2011

LONDON, Oct 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- mimoOn, a pioneer in LTE software licensing for Software Defined Radio (SDR) platforms, and Eden Rock Communications, LLC ("Eden Rock"), the leading innovator of dynamic resource optimization solutions ...

iPhone 4S Battery Life Worse for 3G Data and Media as Compared to iPhone 4

October 17, 2011

iLounge publishes their review of the iPhone 4S and provides one of the more extensive battery comparison testing we've seen for the new model. There's been some ongoing debate in our forums about how the iPhone 4S's battery compares to the iPhone 4. ...

In memoriam: Dennis Ritchie

October 13, 2011

Dennis Ritchie created C and co-created Unix. One of the unsung heroes of the modern world. He died yesterday. His “The C Programming Language” was my bible during a formative period of my life. In his memory I re-link a post I wrote a little over ...

Clearwire: Dead or Alive?

October 12, 2011

Reuters reports that Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead denied today they were talking with Clearwire buying any spectrum for possible use in high-demand areas. Only last month Clearwire CEO Erick Prusch said the company is talking with carriers such as Ver...

iPhone 4S Preliminary Benchmarks: ~800MHz A5, Slightly Slower GPU than iPad 2, Still Very Fast

October 11, 2011

Shared by John Wow - this is really good for a cellphone! Apple's ability to control the entire information chain, down to the point of limiting leaks, appears to be gradually slipping as it grows as a company. Case in point are the numerous hardw...

Fast Mobile Chips: Qualcomm 8960 Vs TI OMAP5

October 10, 2011

Qualcomm is talking up its upcoming Snapdragon processor called the MSM8960. Qualcomm’s current S3 line of chips uses 65nm and 45nm process with an integrated, single Scorpion CPU and an Adreno 200 or 205 GPU. The next-generation S4 family of Snapdr...

Pre-order madness: Apple sells out of iPhone 4S for launch day

October 8, 2011

Just a day after opening up pre-orders, Apple has completely sold through its stock of new iPhone 4S devices for its Oct. 14 U.S. launch day. Apple debuted the latest model of its iPhone, the iPhone 4S, last week to much anticipation. The new model fea...

Qualcomm's New Snapdragon S4: MSM8960 & Krait Architecture Explored

October 7, 2011

Let's recap the current smartphone/tablet SoC landscape. Everything shipping today is built on a 4x-nm process, built either at Global Foundries, Samsung, TSMC or UMC. Next year we'll see a move to 28nm (bringing better performance and power ...

Sprint announces “aggressive ” LTE 4G rollout for mid-2012

October 7, 2011

Sprint, the third-largest cellular carrier in the US, announced its plans today for an “aggressive roll-out” of LTE 4G technology on its network, starting in the middle of 2012. As part of the upgrade, Sprint will simplify its cellular site hardwar...

Can the Blackberry recover?

October 7, 2011

The August comScore mobile survey (MobiLens) is out. It measures the penetration or consumption of various mobile products and services in the US over a three month period. I track the change in this data over time. Here are some highlights: In August ...

The world says goodbye: Obituaries pay tribute to Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011

Apple co-founder and former chief executive Steve Jobs passed away, Apple announced today. In the wake of the confirmation, obituaries have been appearing on news sites around the world. Here are links to some of the pieces that we think capture the sp...

Cavium hears micro LTE base station call

October 5, 2011

Cavium Networks will go up against Freescale, Texas Instruments and others in the market for chips for a new generation of miniaturized LTE base stationsView the full article HERE.

Why No LTE iPhone 5 in 2011? Blame 28nm Maturity, Check Back In Q2/Q3 2012

October 4, 2011

Along the road leading up to today's iPhone 4S reveal were many rumors about the iPhone 5 coming out this year boasting a new thinner, teardrop profile - potentially even with LTE. Despite attempts to convince people otherwise, magic doesn't...

Apple Announces iPhone 4S, Available October 14

October 4, 2011

Apple finally delivers its next generation iPhone; 64GB model to cost $399 on contract