There has been a lot of debate lately around whether the spectrum crunch is real or not. Mobile operators say they need more spectrum. Spectrum is a major reason for AT&T's potential acquisition of T-Mobile USA as well. On the other hand, some say this is nonsense; that some mobile operators and cable companies ...
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Envivio recently filed its S-1 statement for an IPO, revealing fiscal year 2011 profits (ending 1/31/11) of $30M, up from $16M in 2010. In our recent report, Worldwide Pay TV Encoders and Transcoders, we wrote about Envivio:
Envivio is a privately held company headquartered in South San Francisco, with R&D offices just outside ...
Recent events clearly show that Cisco has been unable to appropriately feed & nurture consumer-facing businesses – from Linksys (now Cisco’s Home Networking group) to Flip and most recently internally launched Umi. Given this background, Cisco’s decision to exit Flip isn’t entirely surprising – Cisco wasn’t able to manage it successfully and the divergent needs ...
Processor stalwart Intel took the wraps off two additional application platforms this week – Oak Trail and Cedar Trail.
Operators have started to look to Through the Middle (TTM) offerings, in which they gain rights to present internet video within their walled gardens, as one response to the increasing amount of Over the Top (OTT) content. One of the early success stories of this strategy, from both an operator and user perspective, was the ...
At NAB today, SeaWell Networks (http://www.seawellnetworks.com/) launched their Spectrum solution – a streaming media solution that repackages adaptive bitrate content from one format to another. In our recent Encoding and Transcoding report (http://www.abiresearch.com/research/1003156), we stated: “Some strides are being taken to move encapsulation to the edge of ...
The announcement this week that TI is to purchase National Semiconductor led me write an insight on the subject (published yesterday: http://www.abiresearch.com/research/1007580).It also gotme thinking aboutother recentM&A activity thatis transforming thesemiconductor market.
While being big news, the TI/National Semi deal will have its most impact on the analog ...
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