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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Qualcomm outlines aggressive plans for LTE chips

Source: EE Times
Wireless chip group Qualcomm Inc. has laid out an aggressive roadmap for readying engineering samples of its initial devices for the Long Term Evolution upgrade to W-CDMA 3G technology, and expects to be sampling selected customers by the second quarter of next year. If it achieves this, it could be one of the first chip designers to have such a part.

However, Enrico Salvatori, senior VP and general manager for Qualcomm Europe, speaking at the company's inaugural European Innovation Summit Wednesday (Dec. 3), cautioned that commercial availability of an LTE/HSPA+ multimode device, dubbed the MDM9000, "still depends on a number of very uncertain factors, many of which are dependent on mobile network operators' plans and investment priorities about how and when to roll out this next stage of wireless technology."

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