30 Dec '11, 5pm

Docomo, Fujitsu, Renesas: The triangle thickens: via @ee_times

Docomo, Fujitsu, Renesas: The triangle thickens Junko Yoshida 12/30/2011 11:27 AM EST PARIS – When NTT Docomo earlier this week announced its plan to form a new joint venture with five electronics vendors to develop products for LTE and LTE-Advanced mobile communication standards, the void that caught my eye was the conspicuous absence of Renesas Mobile from NTT Docomo’s list. Those participating in this NTT Docomo-led JV include: Fujitsu Ltd., Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd., NEC Corp., Panasonic Mobile Communications Co. Ltd. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. The venture, scheduled to coalesce by the end of March, will be tasked to develop and sell semiconductors for handsets and other mobile devices. Why Renesas Mobile – Japan’s leading mobile chip vendor – is missing from this emerging JV remains unclear. Neither NTT Docomo nor Renesas Mobile was talking at press time. But I...

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