Analysis: Smartphones make wider use of RFICs

01/24/2013 | SemiMD.com

A greater variety of radio-frequency semiconductors are being implemented in smartphones to meet demand for 4G Long-Term Evolution wireless service, Mark LaPedus writes in this analysis. "The big challenge is to cover as many bands as possible in a region with an easy-to-use and low-cost system," says Christopher Taylor of Strategy Analytics. "As long as the industry moves toward more bands and faster data rates, it puts more stress on the component guys."

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