The Birth of a Mobile-Handset Powerhouse

July 2008
Portable Design;Jul2008, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p13
The article reports on the acquisition of NXP Semiconductor's Radio-Frequency Microelectromechanical Systems business by Epcos AG in the Netherlands. The acquisition establishes Epcos as the leader in a technology that promises to expand the capabilities and cut the costs and power consumption of mobile handsets. The takeover will anticipate the development of product line worth nearly one billion Euros. It is stated that Epcos' strategy calls for it to become a provider of complete radio-frequency subsystems.


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