“Infineon Technologies AG, Europe’s second-largest maker of semiconductors, declined to comment on an analyst report stating Apple Inc.’s 3G iPhone has reception problems because of a chipset supplied by the German company,” Andreas Hippin reports for Bloomberg.
According to Richard Windsor, an analyst at Nomura International Plc in London, some iPhone 3G users complained about dropped calls and loss of reception while in good coverage. Windsor wrote in a note to customers dated Aug. 12, “We believe that these issues are typical of an immature chipset and radio protocol stack where we are almost certain that Infineon is the 3G supplier.”
Hippin reports, “Infineon spokesman Guenter Gaugler… wouldn’t say whether the company supplies the components to Apple. Cupertino, California-based Apple also declined to comment.”
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