Intel spends $1.4bn on Infineon chip unit

German chipset manufacturer Infineon confirmed the rumours on Monday, announcing the sale of its Wireless Solutions division (WLS) to US chip giant Intel for $1.4bn.

Infineon close to sale of wireless unit

German chipset manufacturer Infineon has confirmed that it is close to reaching a deal over the sale of its Wireless Solutions division, for which Intel is thought to be the best match.

Intel eyeing up Infineon’s mobile assets?

Chip giant Intel could be angling to position itself as a cellular powerhouse if there’s any truth to the speculation that it is sizing up Infineon as an acquisition target.

Infineon hit by short order of iPhone 3G chips?

Semiconductor shop Infineon this week downwardly revised the outlook for its Communication Solutions unit due to lower than expected volumes in wireless chipsets. The company now anticipates revenues in the third quarter to be about flat from the previous quarter. A lack of orders for Nokia’s ultra low cost devices are understood to be one […]

Bluetooth lines up V2.1

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the trade association responsible for advancing Bluetooth wireless technology, announced the adoption of Core Specification Version 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) on Monday. Key enhancements in Bluetooth Core Version 2.1 +EDR include improved pairing between devices, security enhancements, support for NFC technology that would allow a user to hold two […]