• Why Apple Should Buy Infineon: To Own Mobile And Screw Intel

    Why Apple Should Buy Infineon: To Own Mobile And Screw Intel

    Apple’s earnings and revenue growth in mobile have been awe-inspiring to witness. From zero presence three years ago, Apple is now the most profitable cell phone maker in the world. Apple’s success in this compressed period has helped it become an enormous buyer of components. In fact iSuppli projects that next year Apple will become the second-largest semiconductor buyer worldwide… Read More

  • Epson and Infineon present superior single-chip GPS receiver

    Germany’s top chipmaker Infineon and Seiko Epson today presented a new single-chip GPS receiver that boasts the highest sensitivity and smallest footprint on the market. The so-called XPOSYS chip will mainly be used in cell phones with built-in navigation functions. Read More

  • Slow iPhone 3G? Blame it on the chips

    Complaints about the not quite 3G-fast iPhone 3G may be due to issues with the chipset, according to Nomura Securities analyst Richard Windsor. In a research note he wrote: “We believe that these issues are typical of an immature chipset and radio protocol stack where we are almost certain Infineon is the 3G supplier.” Users have posted complaints that their new iPhone 3Gs… Read More

  • Rumor: 3G iPhone to be delayed?

    Well, this one is just about as speculatory as it gets: Infineon, who might be supplying the chips for the 3G iPhone, announced this morning that they are seeing less demand for HSDPA chips than they expected from an unnamed project. Analysts are guessing this means the next iPhone has either been delayed, or will launch with lower volumes. Nothing to worry about, iPhone fans. If Steve planned… Read More