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

1,800 ST-E engineers re-hired

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.

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