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February 2012

The Deal Magazine | Q&A: Mindspeed Technologies' Raouf Halim

:Rethink Wireless | Mindspeed pledges first multimode small cell deployment

Light Reading Mobile | Mindspeed completes Picochip acquisition

RCR Wireless | Mindspeed closes on Picochip acquisition


January 2012

:Rethink Wireless | Mindspeed buys Picochip for small cells push

Wall Street Journal | Small-Cell Maker Picochip Acquired by Mindspeed

Financial Times | US companies snap up Euro chip bargains

Total Telecom | Mindspeed to pay $50 million-plus for Picochip

The Register | Mobile phone mast-in-a-chip biz sells out for $50m

EE Times | Mindspeed buys Picochip for up to $75 million

Fierce Wireless | Mindspeed buys small cell pioneer for $52m

Light Reading | Mindspeed snaps up Picochip for $51.8m

RCR Wireless | Mindspeed to buy Picochip in big bet on small cells

PC Advisor | Femtocell maker Picochip bought by Mindspeed for £33.5m

Computerworld | Femtocell maker Picochip bought by Mindspeed for £33.5m

ABI Research | Mindspeed acquisition of Picochip marks significant turning point for femtocell-era

Ovum | Small cells gain mindshare through Mindspeed's acquisition of Picochip

Wireless Week | Picochip and Xelerated: Just the Start of a Wireless Chip M&A Boom this Year


December 2011

Electronics Weekly | Picochip sets sights on enterprise, metro and rural femtocells

Bath Chronicle | Bath can be England's tech capital

Alcatel-Lucent | Femtocells, not something to be embarrassed about


October 2011

ECNmag.com | Tektelic and Picochip collaborate on small cell LTE devices

Light Reading Mobile | Aricent, Picochip team on LTE basestations

4G-Portal.com | Aricent and Picochip deliver a complete eNodeB reference framework

Business Wire | Free femtocell offers driven by competitive markets, according to Informa report

Telecoms.com | Small cells still raising more questions than answers

The Cutting Edge | Chicago needs 84,500 small cells to deliver hi-speed LTE by 2015

Light Reading | Picochip are one of the Leading Lights Finalists: Private Company of the Year

Mobile Magazine | London faces mobile capacity crisis

MarketWatch | The Linux Foundation announces new members from throughout Europe

BBC | Money for masts

Rethink Wireless | London needs 70,000 small cells, says Picochip


September 2011

Fierce Wireless Europe | Picochip argues London LTE coverage needs 70,000 small cells

Light Reading | Picochip: London LTE needs 70k small cells

CNTN | VIDEO: New mobile technology takes off in China (filmed at 2011 China Symposium)

ECN Europe | Picochip gains customers in China TD-SCDMA femtocells

ECN Europe | Picochip and Astri announce commercial-grade LTE femtocell reference design

TMC net | Business of the Year line-up (Bath Chronicle)


August 2011

The Sunday Times | Britain surfs the digital wave

Financial Times | 'Virtual' chip maker makes real progress

Financial Times | Adopting Apple's 'fabless' approach

The Economist | How the West was won

The Engineer | Cambridge Consultants offers micro 2G and 3G small-cell platform for mobile communications


June 2011

Fierce Broadband Wireless | InterDigital, Picochip reveal combined 3G, Wi-Fi femtocell

ReThink Wireless | Femtocell makes Wi-Fi truce for offload

Connected Planet | InterDigital, Picochip meld Wi-Fi with femtocells for mobile offload

The Register | Femtocells at tipping point

Light Reading | SK Telecom goes femto for data offload

ReThink Wireless | SK Telecom bases data offload strategy on femtocells


May 2011

eWeek Europe | 4G networks to offer 200 percent capacity boost

Rethink Wireless | Radisys acquires Continous to boost 4G strategy

Rethink Wireless | Ubiquisys targets capacity crunch with small cell launch


April 2011

Mobile Dev&Design | Basestation - On-A-Chip fits small cell and metro cell basestations

Informa Telecom&Media | Pre - integrated software helps speed time to market for small cells

Electronic Specifier Wireless | Picochip technology powers LTE femtocell from Airspan

Laptop: The pulse of mobile Tech | Femtocells could provide pocket-sized reception for your cell phones

eWeek Europe | Mobile operators brace for royal wedding demand


March 2011

e4dsVideo | Interview with e4ds in Korea

Telecoms.com | Baby Boom femtocells are getting bigger

CIE | Picochip announces volume shipments of PC333 basestations-on-a-chip

telecomasia.net | MWC: Femtocells and Wi-Fi are growing up

Korea IT Times | Picochip shows next generation femtocell SoC in Korea


February 2011

BBC Click | Mobile World Congress: What will take 2011 by storm? (video)

Light Reading | Femto's watching (video)

Information Week | Picochip demos streaming video over 4G (video)

EPN blog | Femtocells to the fore at the Fira

ARMflix | Picochip at MWC (video)

CiE | Picochip delivers next generation femtocell SoC

Scientific American | Portable, personal 3G base stations to shrink, play a big role in 4G LTE network rollouts

Technology Review | A Cell-Phone Tower for Your Pocket

Associated Press | Wireless advances could mean no more cell towers

Electronics Weekly | Picochip encouraged by femto competition


January 2011

Great British Tech | Picochip: The importance of USB basestations

Telecoms.com | Here we go again

Rethink Wireless | Picochip puts base station on USB

eWeek Europe | Picochip shows 3G basestation on a USB at CES

Wall Street Journal Europe | Consumers want femtocells to improve mobile signal

EETimes | Picochip shares femtocell roadmap to enable complete 3G basestation on a USB dongle


December 2010

Rethink Wireless | Picochip SoC takes femtocell into public access

ThinkFemtocell | Interview with Doug Pulley, CTO Picochip

Electronics Weekly | Picochip shows LTE interoperability with Wavesat

EETimes | Picochip announces dual-mode LTE/HSPA+ capabilities

Land Mobile | LTE Advanced

Electronics Weekly | Picochip expands R&D to target 4G basestations

Microwave Engineering Europe | Picochip expands with growth in UK and China

The Bath Chronicle | Cutting-edge firms unveil growth plans


November 2010

The Daily Telegraph | Tech Map of Britain: M4 Corridor

Light Reading | Picochip, Contela Power SK Femtos

EETimes | Will Broadcom buy change the Femto market?

Total Telecom | Picochip extends lead in small cell market for LTE


October 2010

FierceCable | Top cable industry players 2010

EETimes | Baseband company claims it is first to support new LTE femtocell APIs

Electronics Weekly | Femtocell APIs aim to support LTE designs

Mobile Business | Mobile data offload with femtocells


September 2010

Gizmodo | This chip might bring perfect reception to your home, without resentment

Scientific American | Mini Cell Phone Towers, Big Impact on the Future of Mobile Apps

Telecom Engine | Picochip reimagines wireless infrastructure

E E Times Femtocells Lure Embattled Net Operators

Mobile Europe | Picochip takes the femtocell outdoors

eWeek Europe | Femtocells to replace parts of the 3G network

V3 | Picochip system-on-chip expands femtocell options

The IET | Femtocell chip gains channels, blurs definitions

GigaOm | Femtocells get out of our homes and into our cities

Electronics Weekly | Picochip IC extends femtocells to public access

Mobile Dev & Design | What happened to Femtocells?

Microwave Engineering Europe | Low power femtocell design significantly reduces cost

Light Reading | Picochip intros low cost Femto design


August 2010

ZDNet | Picochip curries favour with Indian infrastructure partners

The Independent | Cameron & Co woo India as demand for retail goods rockets


July 2010

The Guardian | David Cameron seeks to impress India with his massive delegation

eWeek Europe | UK And India Launch ICT Innovation Programme

EETimes Europe | Picochip and Entuple Technologies to bring femtocell technologies to India

EETimes Europe | UK-India Summit announces Picochip technology to power Rancore's 4G basestations

New Electronics | Roke Manor develops wide area femtocell

Light Reading | Roke goes wide on femtos

Dead Zones | VCs betting femtocells will coexist with Wi-Fi

Fierce Wireless | Continuous Computing and Picochip Earn Industry honours for LTE Femtocell Reference Design

ZDNet | Vodafone Sure Signal: inside a femtocell


June 2010

EETimes | Picochip raises $20m for femto push

GigaOm | Picochip gets a $20m boost for femtocells

The Register | Picochip gulps another $20m

ReThink Wireless | Picochip adds another $20m to consolidate femto lead

ReThink Wireless | Picochip addresses 'signalling storm' with femto upgrades

Light Reading | Picochip tackles 3G Signalling

Think Femtocell | A closer look at Picochip's smartSignalling feature

Electronics Weekly | Always on smartphones next big challenge says Picochip

Fierce Wireless | Picochip platform enhancement address smartphone signaling problem

EETimes | SmartSignaling from Picochip enables a 3G femtocell to support up to 400 smartphones

GigaOm | Picochip gives femtocells a new lease on life


May 2010

LTE World | Picochip gets award for LTE femto solutions

Telecoms.com | LTE Award winners

Mobile Europe | Stay small for LTE or suffer

ECN | Holiday in Ghana, the impact of cellular in developing countries (blog)


April 2010

EETimes | EE Times honors 2010 ACE Award winners

EuroAsia Semiconductor | Femtocell testing

Rethink Wireless | Plugfest reveals new femtocell supply chain

Electronique | Le marché des femtostations de base va connaître une croissance vertigineuse

Mobile Business | Femto Forum completes world’s first femtocell plugfest


March 2010

DigiTimes | Taiwan makers partner with Picochip to develop femtocell products

Microwaves & RF | Picochip-PC323 next generation femtocell chip at MWC 2010

Electronics Weekly | PicoChip targets 4G LTE roll-outs with partnership

Light Reading | Picochip showcases LTE femtocell silicon

Rethink Wireless | LTE picocell at CTIA

Microwave Engineering Europe |Six new customers take up Picochip's picoXcell SoC

Radio Electronics | Femtocell development and evolution trends

Financial Times |Call for new technology drive to spur growth

Electronics Weekly | Femtocells are getting bigger

Electronic Products | Femtocells one of biggest themes at MWC 2010 - Picochip extends market leadership


February 2010

The Register |Femtocells in spotlight as new route to LTE

Components in Electronics | Picochip adds to its femtocell solutions with latest SoCs and FAP software

EE Times | Teardown: Falling costs to make femtocells soar in 2010

Engineering & Technology |Femtocell solution to public coverage woes

Electronique International | MWC 2010: Picochip lance une solution complete pour les femtostations de base HSPA+

Total Telecom | Femtocell market to reach 49m units by 2014 – Informa

Bnet TV | Picochip - CES 2010

Mobile Europe | Ikanos partners with Picochip in femtocell market

EE Times | Ikanos, Picochip partner to advance femtocell market

Engineering & Technology | Femtocell uptake expected this year


January 2010

Daily Telegraph | Vodafone: 'guarantees' home coverage with £50 femtocell

Financial Times | Feel the bandwidth

Electronic Products | The femtocell comes of age

Total Telecom | Realising the benefits of femtocells

IT Pro | The end of notspots

VentureBeat | CES opening reception

Daily Telegraph | Mobile phone 'not-spots' zapped


November 2009

FierceWireless | SFR goes commercial with femtocells

EDN | Femtocell reference design heralds new phase in wireless build-out

Cellular-News |Picochip secures US$20M in funding

Wireless Design and Development Asia | Picochip to deliver "More than just the PHY"

Telephony Online | The Magic of the Microcell


October 2009

FierceWireless | 'Superfemto' chip aims at 2km range

EETimes |Class 3 femtocell reference design targets enterprise, metro and rural applications

Unstrung | Picochip unveils LTE femto chipset


June 2009

BBC News | Vodafone launches signal booster

Electronics Weekly | Vodafone launches first UK femtocell

Vodafone | Boost Your Mobile Signal at Home with Vodafone Access Gateway

Unstrung | Brits Get Femtos From July 1

ThinkFemtocell | Nigel Toon, CEO Picochip - Femtocell Leadership Interview

Mobile Dev & Design | LTE And Femtocells—An Essential Symbiosis


May 2009

EE Times | Groups combine for high level protocol LTE ref designs

Electronics Weekly | Q5 Interview - Nigel Toon, president and CEO, Picochip

4G Wireless Evolution | Femto Forum Announces Femtocell Industry Awards 2009 Finalists

Elettronica News | Le moderne reti richiedono femtocelle basate su SoC


April 2009

Elektroniktidningen | En systemkrets för femtoceller


February 2009

Electronics Weekly | Picochip lines up partners for femtocell assault

Telecom Paper | Cambridge, Picochip launch GSM PHY reference design

Electronics Weekly | Picochip targets eight-user femtocalls

Test & Measurement | Agilent Technologies, ASTRI, Picochip Demonstrate Design And Test Of TD-LTE Femtocell At 2009 Mobile World Congress

EE Times Europe | Mobile Congress to debate benefits of Long Term Evolution

Electronics Weekly | Toon leaves Icera, becomes Picochip CEO


January 2009

Light Reading | Who Makes What: Femtocells


December 2008

International Business Times | Continuous Computing to Provide Trillium Femtocell Access Point Protocol Software to C&S Microwave


November 2008

Unstrung | Operators Eye LTE Metro Focus

Mobile Europe | Picochip details industry's 'first' LTE picocell and femtocell reference designs at LTE World Summit

EETimes Europe | Association tips 30 'European' startups likely to suceed

Wireless Design & Development | Multi-Core Wireless Processors Feature High Performance

Think Femtocell | LTE Femtocells - coming to a lamp post near you soon

Telecom Redux | Picochip femtocell designs “sniff” out cells

EDN Asia | Picochip ranks in top three fastest growing technology companies in the UK in the 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50


October 2008

Sina Tech | 比克奇副总:家庭基站对3G网络部署非常重要


August 2008

Silicon Republic (Ireland) | Femtocell technology cheaper faster 3g so then why the hard cell?


July 2008

BusinessWeekly.co.uk | Plextek enters into partnership on wireless for military

elektroniknet.de | Ist WiMAX tot?

Chip Design Magazine | Implementing Multi-Core: The Devil Is in the Detail


June 2008

EETimes Europe | Single-chip baseband processor family is optimized for HSPA femtocells

EETimes Asia | Baseband processors lower BOM in femtocell apps

TechWorld | Femtocell costs to fall after new chip launched


May 2008

Electronique | Premier design de référence pour femtostations de base 4G LTE

EE Times Europe | LTE femtocell designs offer 5- and 10-MHz solutions

EDN Asia | Picochip readies “industry’s first” LTE femtocell – Home eNodeB – reference design


April 2008

EETimes | Embedded multicore reversing DSP-GPP convergence

Forbes | Hi-Def Cellular


March 2008

EE Times-Asia | Implement OFDMA, MIMO for WiMAX, LTE

Electronics Weekly | PicoChip, BitWave to demo software defined radio board for femtocells

FierceWireless | T-Mobile's WiFi vs. femtocell dilemma

Prosessori | LTE vääntää WiMaxin selälleen

EE Times Asia | Multicore... more bang for the buck


February 2008

IT Week | Barcelona scores highly for innovation

Communication Systems Design | Mass Femtocell Deployment and the RF Environment

IQ Online | Continuous & Picochip Team On FemtoCell Ref

Business Wire | Global Semiconductor Alliance nomme des cadres supplémentaires au sein du Conseil de Direction EMOA

RF Globalnet | Integrated HSPA Femtocell Software Reference Design Introduced

Computer Active | 4g could hit home at 120Mbit/sec

Computerworld Portugal | Lançada primeira estação base LTE

Electronics Weekly | Femtocell firms jockey for position at Mobile World Congress

Electronic Design | Picochip, mimoOn Work On Basestation Designs

EE Times United States | PicoChip, MimoOn team for LTE ref design

Electronique | L'intégration des femtostations aux réseaux mobiles bientôt harmonisée


January 2008

PC World | Broadband and Internet / Wireless Broadband

EDN Asia | Picochip introduces TD-SCDMA femtocell reference design - company now supports all three 3G standards families

TelecomAsia.net | The industry's 2008 predictions

Helpix | Picochip поддерживает три стандарта 3G

Mobile Handset Design Line | Picochip readies TD-SCDMA femtocell ref design

Broadband Wireless Exchange Magazine | Picochip Introduces Femtocell Reference Design that Supports TD-SCDMA, HSPA and WiMAX

ChinaTechNews | Picochip Now Supports All Three 3G Standards Families

Elektroniknet | Erstes Referenzdesign für Femtozellen auf TD-SCDMA-Basis

Electronics Weekly | Q5 - Interviews with electronics industry leaders

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