Single-Chip GAIT/EDGE Tranceiver Announced
Jan 14, 2003, 6:06 PM by (staff)
Zarlink Semiconductor today unveiled the world's first off-the-shelf, single-chip GAIT/EDGE radio transceiver. The chip supports GAIT, GSM, TDMA, and AMPS, as well as all four major frequency bands (850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz). The chip is the first to handle two-way data services at 384 Kb/s - the top EDGE rate - without using external circuitry, and also the first commercial GAIT chip to combine receive and transmit circuitry on one piece of silicon. The chip is entering volume production.
Samsung Forges Bio-Processor for Wearables
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Huawei Takes Aim at Snapdragon 810 with Kirin 950
Huawei today announced the Kirin 950 chipset for phones, which is designed to compete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series chipsets in higher-end phones. Huawei claims that the 950 is 25% faster and 44% more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's current flagship chip.
Intel to Merge Mobile and PC Chip Businesses
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Samsung Reveals 6GB High-Speed RAM Chips
Samsung is preparing 6GB memory chips for flagship smartphones and tablets. Samsung today announced it has begun production of 12-gigabit, low power double data rate 4 mobile DRAM based on its 20nm processes.