|[February 12, 2013]
Mindspeed Reaffirms Small Cell Leadership Position with 63% Market Share
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), the industry leader in
technology for small cell base stations, announced today that according
Research, it had 63% of the 3GPP small cell market. Most of these
shipments were for commercial deployment of HSPA small cells.
With LTE (News - Alert) small cells starting to deploy, Mindspeed announced that it is
in pole position in this segment too with commercial deployments in SK
Telecom, Korea Telecom (News - Alert) and other operators around the world. The company
has 34 design engagements for LTE and dual-mode small-cells, including
market-leading OEMs and is well positioned as operators launch. Finally,
the company has deployments in China for TD-SCDMA and has announced a technical
collaboration agreement with China Mobile Research Institute.
"Mindspeed has a very strong position in small cells," said Richard
Webb, chief analyst of Infonetics (News - Alert). "It is cear that they have the
leadership position in 3G small cells and a strong place in the emerging
segment for LTE. We believe that the economics will favor dual-mode and
multi-mode small cells, so having this portfolio will help Mindspeed in
their position as the market evolves and competition intensifies."
Mindspeed is the only SoC company with commercially deployed products
for both 3G and LTE. Additionally, it is the only company to have
demonstrated both FDD and TDD versions of LTE. Finally, Mindspeed is the
only company with an SoC solution for TD-SCDMA. As such, Mindspeed has,
by far, the most mature and the most comprehensive range of small cell
Many semiconductor companies are looking to the small cell segment.
Based on Infonetics' data, Mindspeed has 63% of the 3GPP segment. The
remaining 37% is shared between all other suppliers.
"Small cells represent one of the most exciting segments in the wireless
market today, and we are proud of our position in it," said Raouf Y.
Halim, chief executive officer at Mindspeed. "A year ago Mindspeed
acquired Picochip, who had pioneered this market and built a dominant
position. In the twelve months following the acquisition, we have
extended our lead - not only are we number one in 3G, we are number one
in LTE and are still the only SoC company with field-proven products in
both technologies. We have integrated the teams, gained the synergies we
had aimed for and, as a result, are the only SoC company with credible
The company will be hosting small cell technology demonstrations for
service providers, OEM customers, press and analysts during Mobile
World Congress 2013 at stand 7E.104 from February 25 - 28, 2013 at
the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.
About Mindspeed Technologies (News - Alert)
Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) is a leading provider of network
infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry.
The company's low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products are helping to
drive video, voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic
networks and enable advanced processing for 3G and long-term evolution
(LTE) mobile networks. The company's high-performance analog products
are used in a variety of optical, enterprise, industrial and video
transport systems. Mindspeed's products are sold to original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe.
To learn more, please visit www.mindspeed.com.
Company news and updates are also posted at www.twitter.com/mindspeed.
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