NXP Semiconductors and STMicroelectronics will combine their wireless chip businesses in a JV that would be a top 3 industry player. STMicroelectronics will have a 80% stake in the JV.
Motorola finally agreed with Carl Icahn to name one of his allies on its board immediately, and to recommend the election of a second Icahn ally on May 5 at Motorola' s annual meeting.
In another announcement, It introduced a new WiMAX access point WAP 450 AP.
General Cable and its affiliate NSW will start laying a new undersea long-haul repeatered optical fiber link across the Mediterranean Sea from Marseilles (France) to Port Said (Egypt).
Cisco has announced it will buy the remaining 20% stake in Nuova Systems. It will introduce the Nexus 5000 Series (made by Nuova) switch connecting data center and storage networks.
ADC introduces in-building picocells and plans to introduce next year femtocells.
ALU wins another set in the case against Microsoft. A US District Court ordered Microsoft to pay $368m to Alcatel for infringing on two patents. ALU will also received $51m from Dell for also patent infringement.
Kordia and Pipe Networks will lay an optical fiber cable linking Australia and New Zealand.
Xtera will buy ROADMs and optical packet technology from Meriton.
Nokia will develop pervasive communications with the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in Lausanne and Zurich. In a U-turn to its previous announcements, Nokia will finance a €200m one-year plan to assist German workers hit by its decision to close the Bochum site.
Samsung introduces its first HSUPA handset for the S. Korea market.