Broadcom is top supplier of SoC chips for small cells
ABI finds Broadcom as number one supplier of baseband SoCs for small cells. Intel, Texas Instruments, and Freescale are ranked next 3 top vendors in this market.
“The year 2013 saw two significant acquisitions in the small cell ecosystem with Cisco acquiring leading equipment vendor Ubiquisys and Intel acquiring the wireless communications semiconductor business of Mindspeed, signalling the entry of two well-funded and dominant players into the small cells market,” says Nick Marshall, research director.
“ABI Research’s market share estimate by protocol has Alcatel-Lucent leading in 3G and Contela leading in 4G while among the semiconductor vendors Broadcom leads in 3G and Cavium leads in 4G,” continues Marshall.