FirstNews Briefs: Marvell, Lenovo, TE Connectivity, Alcatel-Lucent, GENBAND, Linksys
Marvell today announced that its ARMADA Mobile LTE solution, an integrated quad-core application and communications System-on-Chip (SoC) platform, will power Lenovo's first TD-LTE smartphone which is well positioned to support China Mobile's plans to sell 100 million 4G LTE smart phones in 2014. Additionally, Marvell today announced the launch of its SSD-Class eMMC Controller for the mobile storage market, the new 88NV1088 5.0 NAND Flash controller.
TE Connectivity and Alcatel-Lucent have developed a solution allowing mobile operators to reduce the time, materials and power required to connect customers in high-capacity locations such as sports stadiums, train stations and business parks. The solution delivers a common digital interface between the Alcatel-Lucent mobile Ultra-Broadband access portfolio and the TE FlexWave, digital Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). It will be available for commercial deployment during the second quarter of 2014.
GENBAND, a developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today announced it has agreed to acquire uReach Technologies, which includes a carrier-class portfolio of voice, video and unified messaging solutions and services. The acquisition of uReach’s advanced solutions enhances GENBAND’s offerings with a messaging portfolio designed to be deployed by global service providers via distributed, Internet-scale cloud or in-network models. uReach’s messaging software also offers business applications designed to enhance productivity and improve communications.
Linksys today announced the expansion of its business networking line-up with the first of its business grade wireless access points. The two new Linksys wireless-n access points are ideal for businesses to deploy a secure and reliable wireless network or to upgrade an existing wireless infrastructure.