Sunday, April 5, 2009
Move into RF for ZTE?
Freescale is preparing to sell the jewel in the crown of its cellphone operations, its RF transceiver group, and ZTE is rumored to be one of two serious suitors (link). If ZTE could pull this off, it would be a remarkable upgrade for its IC design division. Unfortunately for ZTE, the other serious contender to buy the group is Samsung and Samsung has strong motivations to buy as Freescale's RF transceiver group would complement Samsung's other assets in IC design and downstream in mobile phones.