SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BUSINESS WIRE) -- LTE is a truly evolutionary communications platform and will become the dominant 4G technology. However, LTE deployment will be gradual and protracted. Nevertheless, chipset manufacturers, such as Broadcom, Infineon and Qualcomm, have established LTE product development plans, according to market research firm In-Stat (

Further, market entrants, such as Altair Semiconductor, Beceem, BitWave, Comsys, Sequans and Wavesat, are hoping the LTE shift opens new opportunity.

“The changes in platforms and technologies are disruptive enough to create major competitive shifts. Leading 3G baseband chipset providers will not necessarily keep their leadership in LTE,” says Allen Nogee, In-Stat analyst.

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

•By 2013, the total value of global end-use device silicon will exceed US$2 billion, but still be early in the growth cycle. •Much of the success in silicon will be made in low-noise amplifiers, power amplification, analog-to-digital conversion, SAW filters, and battery-life. •The “LTE-dedicated” silicon BOM for mobile handsets will be slightly over US$125 in 2011 and decline by nearly 30% by 2013. The research, “LTE Device Chipsets: The Workhorses of LTE” (#IN1004522WBB), covers the worldwide market for LTE silicon. It includes:

•Examination of LTE ecosystem and end-use device architecture. •Overview of the LTE end-user chipset vendor landscape. •Forecasts (2010–2013) for Total Value of LTE USB Dongle and External Clients Silicon; LTE Portable End-Devices Shipments, Excluding Handsets; LTE Embedded Chipset Silicon Bill of Materials in Portable End-Devices, Excluding Handsets; and LTE Mobile Handset Silicon and BOM.

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