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Samsung/Infineon deal takes aim at Qualcomm

Samsung, the world’s second-largest handset vendor, has confirmed it is using chipsets from Infineon in its handsets in a bid to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm, previously its sole silicon supplier.

Infineon warning raises 3G iPhone delay fears

News that chipmaker Infineon Technologies is experiencing delays in the supply of its silicon and expects a wider operating loss next quarter has led to speculation this week that the 3G version of the iPhone may be delayed.

Infineon to cut 3,000 jobs

Infineon Technologies plans to cut 3,000 jobs as part of a broader restructuring plan to deal with deteriorating results. The company’s plan is expected to lead to €200 million in cost savings by the end of fiscal year 2009.

 

Reports link iPhone 3G problems to Infineon

Numerous online reports this week have noted poor connections around the world for the popular iPhone 3G, but the finger of blame is now being pointed at chip supplier Infineon.

Samsung to develop its own LTE, WiMAX chips

South Korean handset-vendor Samsung has begun developing its own mobile chips based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) and mobile WiMAX technology in a bid to reduce its reliance on external chip suppliers, a senior executive has confirmed.

Infineon reports higher sales

Struggling German chipmaker Infineon reported a quarter-on-quarter sales increase today, lifting its shares and adding to improving sector sentiment after strong results from Intel earlier this week.

Infineon reports smaller Q3 loss

Cellular News notes that German chipmaker Infineon Technologies said Wednesday that net losses narrowed 94 percent in its fiscal third quarter as it excluded an insolvent unit from its accounts and as a broad restructuring plan began to pay off.