Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Ericsson Expects Modem Revenues This Year
Ericsson expects revenues this year from an LTE modem based on the technology it retrieved from its failed jv ST-Ericsson.
The M7450 has been qualified by China Mobile and is in qualification with other network operators.
As well as retrieving the modem from ST-E, Ericsson took back 1,800 former employees from the wreck of the jv.
Ericsson has always had a belief in its modem technology but it is estimated that it would have to sell 45 million M7450s at an ASP of $17 to break even this year. That isn’t going to happen.
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