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Ericsson to shutter modem unit, reduce head count


  • Total Telecom Magazine (U.K.)

Ericsson will close its modem business and may have to lay off many of the nearly 1,600 employees associated with the unit. The company plans to continue marketing the M7450 LTE-Advanced modem but won… Read More

Manufacturers drive growth in embedded telematics systems



The growth in device connectivity is placing demand on original equipment manufacturers to deliver products with telematics technology preinstalled, analysts say. Shipments of embedded telematics syst… Read More

Analyst: Apple may be out-designing competitors with A8 chip


  • Barron's (subscription required)

The performance gains that Apple is touting for its custom A8 processor, made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing with a 20-nanometer process, raise questions about whether Intel -- which supplies t… Read More

CFO: Verizon sees tower sales as an attractive option


  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Reuters

Verizon Communications has greater interest in shedding some of its network assets, especially cell towers, Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said at an investors conference. Shammo said AT&T's more… Read More