• With its recent agreement with Nokia, Qualcomm is likely to solidify its lead in the global market for mobile-handset baseband semiconductors, according to iSuppli Corp. Based on iSuppli’s preliminary estimate, Qualcomm in the fourth quarter accounted for 40.6 percent of worldwide revenue from shipments of mobile handset baseband semiconductors, up from 36.3 percent in the third quarter. Qualcomm expanded its lead over the No. 2 supplier, Texas Instruments, to 20.9 percentage points, up from 14.1 points in the third quarter.
• InterDigital announced that its patent licensing subsidiaries have entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-bearing patent license agreement with Global Wireless Technologies covering the sale of terminal units and infrastructure compliant with 2G, 2.5G, 3G and IEEE 802-based standards for the duration of the life of the licensed patents.
• Palm announced that its Treo Pro smartphone is now available on Bell Mobility’s EV-DO Rev. A network, marking its debut in Canada. The smartphone is now available to Bell Mobility clients for a limited-time price of $99.95 on a three-year contract.
• PCTEL reported a GAAP net loss from operations of $10.8 million for the fourth quarter compared with net income of $9.5 million for the same period in 2007.
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