Ericsson breathing life into modem unit re-patriated from ST-Ericsson

Robert Puskaric - Ericsson

Robert Puskaric – Ericsson

Ericsson is making a go of the modem business it re-patriated from ST-Ericsson when the jv was wound up last year, reports Bloomberg.

1,800 ST-E engineers were re-hired by Ericsson after the collapse of the jv. The particular strength of the Ericsson contribution to the jv was modem technology.

The re-patriated unit expects its first sales in the second half of this year.

The unit’s first product came out in Q4 and is being designed into a tier one smartphone vendor, says Ericsson.

Robert Puskaric, an 18 year Ericsson veteran who has been on the company’s leadership team for four years, is now running  the modem unit.

Tags: Ericsson, modem business, modem technology, ST-Ericsson

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