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Friday, Dec 7
2012, 9:50 AM
Broadcom (BRCM) stated during its analyst day it will sample 4G LTE baseband chips in 2013....
Broadcom (BRCM) stated during its analyst day it will sample 4G LTE baseband chips in 2013. That's a market dominated by Qualcomm (QCOM), and one in which rivals need a presence as 4G support gradually becomes a prerequisite for smartphones aimed at developed markets. Broadcom also forecast its NFC chip shipments will jump, and its R&D costs rise as its develops chips for more advanced processes. Nvidia is also prepping a 4G baseband/app processor for a 2013 launch, via Project Grey. (BRCM 3G chips)