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Xilinx feels the 5G boost already, while Lattice targets low power FPGA markets

Network vendors may be concerned that 5G will not deliver the capex boost of previous mobile generations, for for companies focused on the wireless chipsets, the prospects are good. The burgeoning numbers of spectrum bands and device types which 5G will involve are happy news for companies delivering radio or basebands, and Xilinx is one of the chip companies already claiming to be seeing growth driven by 5G. Xilinx recently reported results for its third fiscal quarter of 2019, which ended on December 31 2018. It turned in revenues of $800m, up 34% year-on-year, and its wireless communications business was its strongest, with 41% year-on-year growth. Part of this was down to 5G, the company said – it is present…

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