Intel Upgrades Its Cell Phone—Buys Infineon's Wireless Solutions…

Intel has agreed to buy Infineon Technologies' Wireless Solutions business for around $1.4bn, as it positions itself to grab a chunk of the rapidly exploding smartphone market. Intel's CEO Paul Otellini said of the deal "The acquisition of Infineon's WLS (Wireless Solutions) business strengthens the second pillar of our … » 8/30/10 6:07am 8/30/10 6:07am

Intel May Be About to Buy iPhone Chip Supplier Infineon

According to a Bloomberg report, Intel is closing in on a deal to acquire the wireless unit of Infineon AG. You know, the company responsible for the iPhone's baseband chips since 2007. That's one way to build a mobile presence. » 8/26/10 5:21pm 8/26/10 5:21pm

Apple Working on Software Fix For iPhone 3G Reception Problems

According to Businessweek, the solution to the iPhone 3G's chipset issues » 8/14/08 2:22pm 8/14/08 2:22pm could be easier than most of us probably expected. Apparently, Apple set up the Infineon chip to demand more of a 3G signal than was necessary, which resulted in a switch back to the slower network if there are too many people in the area using…

iPhone 3G's Sluggish 3G Could Be Caused By Lousy Chipset

GigaOm quotes Richard Windsor, an analyst with Nomura Securities, in saying that the sluggish 3G performance of the iPhone 3G seen globally (not just with AT&T) could be a result of a lousy chipset. He says, "we believe that these issues are typical of an immature chipset and radio protocol stack where we are almost… » 8/12/08 1:21pm 8/12/08 1:21pm

Telstra Exec's 42Mbps iPhone Claims Are All But Impossible

A Telstra—iPhone's carrier in Australia—senior executive, has declared that "by Xmas (the iPhone) will be capable of 42Mbps, which will make it faster than a lot of broadband offerings and the fastest iPhone on any network in the world." While Telstra's network may reach that speed in 2009, his claim seems nothing but… » 5/23/08 11:10am 5/23/08 11:10am

3G iPhone's Upcoming Chip Found?

The iPhone SDK Beta 3 has barely been out for a few hours and Zibri, maker of the ZiPhone iPhone tool, has found references to a future 3G chip inside the new firmware. The chipset is the SGOLD3, which follows up the current S-GOLD2 in today's iPhone. Here's what the S-GOLD3 has support for, not all of which will make… » 4/08/08 8:45pm 4/08/08 8:45pm