GfK: 2015 global smartphone sales estimate by 14%, growth slowed

According to GfK, a senior analyst Kevin Walsh pointed out that this year’s global smart phone market growth rate is expected to slow down, mainly due to the developed market is close to saturation, expects global sales will grow only 14%, less than 23 percent last year. With smartphone prices continue to edge lower, smart phone sales expected in emerging regions will continue to grow this year. GfK predicts that smartphones accounted for more than $ 150 price band will decline, sales of 100-150 US dollars price band will remain stable, but cheaper models will carve up the market share.

GfK believes that the strength of the strongest growth this year will be the two regions in Asia and the Middle East and Africa emerging expected sales will grow 33 percent, as consumers gradually abandon the basic machine models with existing phones, change the big screen mobile phone, these two regions there is still significant room for growth. According to GfK research data show that the global smart phone sales in the fourth quarter last year to create a new milestone, sales reached $ 115 billion, a 20% annual growth; global smartphone sales in the fourth quarter increased 19 percent year to reach 340 million, Last year, the cumulative annual global smart phone sales reached 1.227 billion.

GfK pointed out that smart phone sales in the fourth quarter of the world’s various regions are appear to grow sales and sales have increased over the same period the previous year, the only exception being developed in Asia, South Korea, because the phone subsidies turn, dragged quite mature Asian markets . Latin America in the fourth quarter last year, scored the highest growth rate of smart phone market, sold a total of 36.0 million smart phone support, annual growth of 43%; at the same time, the amount of sales in Latin America are also brisk performance, the annual increase of 37%, approaching 10 billion USD.

As China’s smart phone sales and sales volume terms, are expected to continue to sit tight in the world’s biggest market. However, GfK noted that the second half of last year, China smart phone market growth rate decelerated sharply, sales were flat with the previous year only in the fourth quarter of last year; however, China is still in smart phone sales volume increased 21 percent to $ 28 billion, a record for each calendar year Season’s crown.

Kevin Walsh said the recent Chinese smartphone sales stagnated, but sales continued to grow, mainly due to higher prices for consumers have switched to the big screen phone. This trend in most markets look to, GfK global data show that 5-inch to 5.6-inch large screen mobile phone in the fourth quarter of annual growth over 130% full-year growth of nearly 150 percent more. Expects big screen smart phone will become mainstream in size, for the first time beyond the 4-inch to 4.5-inch phone.

However, if the regional perspective, GfK noted that in addition to North America and Asia have been developed outside the fourth quarter average selling price (ASP) have declined, the various regions of the world is expected to have sales this year will grow, but the growth rate will be higher than slowed down last year.

Q4 2014 global smart phone sales situation

2014 annual global smartphone sales conditions



Intel year ARM inability smartphone market share eroded

Foreign media reports, ARM chip controls the smartphone market this is not a secret. For some time past, Intel has been trying to develop a smart phone chip, but its application processors no meaningful number of customers. According to ARM said that this situation will not change this year.

ARM: smart phone market share without massive loss

In ARM recent earnings conference call with analysts, one analyst asked about the impact of mobile phone chip business to Intel ARM authorized revenue. ARM CEO Simon? Saijia Si (SimonSegars) replied, “we disclose data and performance expectations this year, can not explain the major smart phone market share loss.” In other words, ARM management team believes its partners (to ARM Companies pay licensing fees) this year will not be lost significant market share to Intel.

This argument fly it?

ARM mobile phone market is divided into high-end, mid-range and low-end three segments. In the high-end market, this year Intel will not release a competitive product, so ARM will almost certainly be able to maintain its market share.

Intel has Moorefield platform in the mid-range market, but I think this product is the lack of competition in the market integration required. Lenovo and Asus announced several configuration Moorefield chip phone, but I believe that is unlikely to get more phone design Moorefield. Therefore, ARM share of the market in the mid-year will be safe.

The more interesting case of the low-end market. Intel in the fourth quarter of last year launched its first application processor system-on-chip 3G + modem, Intel is expected to be launched this year or the first half-year on the application processor + LTE modem chip.

Compared with the previous Intel products, which is more suitable for low-end smart phone market, but it is unclear how much market share they occupied. I believe that these SoFIA chips (especially the first LTE chip) sales will be much better than the Intel chip design before, but they are not enough to cause major changes in market share.

ARM this year, next year the situation more difficult to secure

ARM forecast smartphone market share in the coming year will not be lost seems to be correct. Currently, the use of vertical integration model of smartphone manufacturers are using ARM technology, the major chip manufacturers use ARMCPU kernel.

But Intel has said it will launch next year with 14-nanometer chips for cell phones. If Intel can launch these chips early next year, it will be able to get enough market share, these changes will be reflected in ARM’s earnings report.

However, given the ARM and its partners in the field of smart phone chip performance, as well as the difficulties encountered so far Intel, Intel to get a meaningful share in the smartphone market next year is not a certainty.

SMIC intends to acquire Korea fab eastern Tech

According to Yonhap quoted sources said, China’s largest foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) proposed acquisition of South Korea’s largest semiconductor foundry in eastern Tech (Dongbu HiTek). Analysts believe that the move may be a competitive chip market to bring about change.

The report quoted an official from the Korea Development Bank, said the bank is to negotiate and SMIC, SMIC intends to acquire east Tech. However, the official also said that negotiations with SMIC is only a preliminary stage, for details such as the price of the class, the two sides exchanged views on yet. In addition, the official said, the Eastern Tech has not held a public tender, is currently seeking to sign a private contract.

Yonhap reported last August, the Eastern Group, South Korea (Dongbu Gruop) outbreak of financial crisis, intends to sell its eastern Tech financing, there was the acquisition of Chinese industry to actively express wishes.

China is now the world’s largest semiconductor market, to develop the local semiconductor companies has risen to national strategies. SMIC recently by China’s official “IC Industry Investment Fund” shares, shares of over 10%, becoming the second largest shareholder of SMIC, development funded.

In addition to the outgoing Tech intends to acquire east, SMIC last year also and Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics, China’s IC industry investment fund jointly funded $ 650 million combined group holding company, the acquisition of Singapore beta giant ChipPAC (STATS ChipPAC ).

SMIC has announced fiscal 2014 fourth quarter earnings on revenue of $ 485.9 million, compared with profit of $ 28.4 million, compared with the same period almost doubled profit growth last year, annual growth rate of 93.2%. SMIC forecast first quarter of fiscal year 2015, revenue quarter growth rate will reach 2-5%.

Diodes Miniature FET 40% space saving

Diodes Incorporated (Diodes Incorporated) for space-critical products to expand its ultra-compact design of discrete products. The new three small signal MOSFET includes 20V and 30V rated N-channel transistors, and 30V rated P-channel devices, products are all using DFN0606 tiny package. PCB footprint of each device is only 0.6mm x 0.6mm, than the general DFN1006 (SOT883) MOSFET package 40% smaller, is the next generation of wearable technology products, ideal for tablet PCs and smartphones.

DMN2990UFZ (20V nMOS channel), DMN31D5UFZ (30V nMOS channel) and DMP32D9UFZ (30V pMOS channel) can provide the same or better than most large packaged device electrical performance. The new products are designed to minimize on-state resistance, while maintaining superior switching performance. In addition, the threshold voltage of the device is typically lower than 1V, this low turn-on voltage for single battery operation.

The new micro-MOSFET is ideal for high-efficiency power management, but also as a common interface and simple analog switch. These DFN0606 packaged device power consumption reaches 300mW, the power density of the circuit can be improved.

ARM acquisition IoT security technology vendors

ARM announced the acquisition of Netherlands-based transport layer security protocol supplier Offspark, will integrate its Cortex-M for the operating system to create the mbed. ARM’s goal is to make the mbed released last October to become a unified code base, aimed at Things (IoT) more and more attention in the field of security issues.

Offspark focus on networking communications security technology, its PolarSSL technology can instantly deployed on a variety of devices and wide-sensor module, communication module and smart phones. Security is a necessary element of all things operate, Offspark included mbed, developers are able to create through the ARM mbed platform designed to meet the communication security and encryption software, networking products.

Future, Offspark for embedded systems build the Transport Layer Security (TLS) – PolarSSL “will become the core ARM mbed communications security and encryption software strategy,” ARM said it will for PolarSSL renamed for ARM mbed TLS, and maintain it as open source code, including stand-alone product as well as the way later this year together with the mbed offer.

ARM will release a version of Apache 2.0 mbed OS’s, which will include mbed TLS, Thread and other key technologies prior to the end of 2015. In addition to existing customers PolarSSL on, in general, developers are able to free software under the General Public License (GPL) specification, immediately use ARM mbed TLS 1.3.10.

ARM mbed embedded transmission level security solutions (ARM mbed TLS) can be used independently, will also be included mbed OS, embedded devices for TLS DLTS provide optimal support and leading. mbed TLS also strengthen the Cryptobox mbed OS technology, ensure the implementation of security and storage can be obtained, and is expected to be in a way compatible with its current support of hardware security solutions – TrustZone.

ARM said that, mbed TLS not only for embedded systems, “and will also continue the expansion device for non-TLS code embedded space,” but did not disclose any details about the development of the blueprint. In October last year after the official launch of ARM mbed OS few days later, on ARM Tech in its annual showcase use this free operating system of 37 development board on Con. The mbed show floor area also shows a series of server software using the ARM mbed cloud services aimed at IoT agreement between the common API to develop a bridge.

Cloud – Server Edition mbed independent of the processor. ARM in the right way for large-scale gold service provider authorized by the new code. The ARM mbed platform is focused on things while in August 2013 the establishment of new institutions. At that time, the company also acquired Sensinode, which later became the basis for mbed’s software.

ARM IOT department at least 17 companies have embedded code, including two products from Microsoft (Microsoft) are. At least seven of which is based on Linux or other open source code, including one of the most widely used open source industry FreeRTOS.

Krisztian Flautner ARM Things Division general manager, said, “PolarSSL technology has received major leader in the use of things, while at the same time these companies are also using our ARM Cortex processor and software technologies, operators can display network based on material provided by ARM complete the basis of innovative design solutions. ”

Offspark chief executive Paul Bakker, said, “Offspark and ARM work together to provide a variety of security systems, and we look forward to join hands with our partners to help them achieve the many new and exciting project.”

2014 Q4 contract price is at a high point, DRAM GDP growth of 8.2%

TrendForce’s memory storage career at DRAMeXchange latest research report, the global DRAM market in the fourth quarter to show the off-season is not short of market trends. Although the contract price fell slowly since last November, but the overall contract price is still slightly higher than the fourth quarter of the third quarter; plus tier manufacturers to actively turn into 20 / 25nm process, increasing the output, so the fourth quarter of camp income growth of 8.2% again, reaching $ 13 billion, one-quarter revenues hit a new high again.

DRAMeXchange research associate Wuya Ting said that in the process of advanced DRAM factory output increases with the proportion of proper deployment, the profitability remained quite good results. To profitability, Samsung is still the best performance, operating profit of 47%, SK Hynix is in hot pursuit after up to 42%; although Micron Group to 30nm process-based, but in the server memory to enhance the proportion under operating profit increased to 29.5%. DRAMeXchange DRAM industry forecast 2015 profit will remain stable pattern of movements, the overall size of the output value came to $ 52.3 billion, the annual growth of nearly 13%.

On the other hand, from a technical observation, Samsung since the beginning of the fourth quarter of 20 / 23nm process, officially joined the ranks of mass production, at the same time, 25nm process yield and output continued to improve, the operating profit in the fourth quarter came to 47%, as three plant is highest. SK Hynix 25nm process yield and investment-chip ratio has been steady progress in the third quarter, a substantial increase in output in the fourth quarter, the revenue growth of 13% a significant leap forward, the best performance of the season in full production for DRAM plant providers. Micron Group is in the action-type memory and servers with memory, two major product lines blessing, revenue performance also has 9% growth; since the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2014, has a small amount of trial production of 20nm process, expected in late 2015 80K transfer 20nm process into the same plan, profit is expected to go hand in hand with the Korean manufacturers.
2014 Q4 global DRAM factory own brand memory revenue ranking   Unit: million $

Taiwan-based manufacturers part, Nanya present, although the production of niche as the main memory, but memory and standard memory type action taped continued to expand in the future is expected to cooperate with a particular vendor, and 20nm process to continue forward. Powerchip DRAM revenue in the fourth quarter decline slightly by 1.1% from the previous quarter, mainly due to the recent devaluation of the NT, P3 plant is actively pursuing plans to increase production, which is expected to vote standard memory chip is expected to reach 30K, future generations will workers and DRAM production go hand in hand. Winbond slight revenue decline of 4.2% from the previous quarter, but fortunately action type memory and automotive electronics increasingly important proportion, although revenue continued to decline, but profit growth in the fourth quarter cast film has reached 40K, this year will continue to expand production capacity to about 44K.

Wuya Ting said that in 2014 both in the fourth quarter of each DRAM makers on both revenue and profit highs; despite the recent DRAM market prices are continuing to fall off-season, but in the plant to actively turn into advanced process down, even if the market price is lower repair, cost reduction, while still maintaining the abundance may profit in 2015 for the DRAM market conditions remained healthy plant, and profit can be expected in the year.

Rumored Apple iOS 9 will focus on system stability and optimization

According to the US technology blog 9to5mac reports, published in 2009, the Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system to succeed in the future, iOS one of nine prominent “feature” Apple will be a direct focus on stabilizing and optimizing the operating system.

Although stability under normal circumstances is Apple’s operating system should have features, but due to a series of iOS system released too quickly, but also introduced many new features, and therefore make the overall performance is affected. 2013 Apple’s iOS user interface has been fully revised and added to the Touch ID Control Center and other new features; 2014 release of iOS

8 pairs of user interface design is optimized joined Health health applications and Apple Pay mobile payment application, and laid the foundation for Apple Watch Smart Watch.

9to5mac reports, sources familiar with the matter have revealed, iOS 9 engineers are focused on the work that fix bugs, maintain system stability and enhance the performance of the new operating system, rather than just focusing on the delivery of the major new features. In addition, Apple will continue to focus on the operating system patches and updates keep the size manageable, especially for iOS devices in terms of 16GB of memory.

It is unclear whether Apple may restrict iOS 9 only supports the relatively new equipment. If the iPhone 5c, the first fifth-generation iPad mini and iPod Touch have stopped production before the end of 2015, then Apple’s all, “currently available” iOS devices will use 64 A7, A8 and A9 processor, which may simplify Apple and third-party application developers iOS development process.

Over the past few years, Apple has been working to develop a variety of new iOS features such as Transit and Indoor map mode, these new features are expected to be released in the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on.

IES LED lighting in North America released three new testing standards

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America recently released IES solve parking lot lighting, other external lighting, as well as three new standard test documents indoor fluorescent product.

Three new standard in lighting for the center, are named “Lightingfor exterior environments external ambient lighting” (RP-33-14), “Lighting Lighting for parkingfacilities parking facilities” (RP-20-14), and the “approved method forphotometric testing of indoor fluorescent luminaires interior fluorescent luminaires recognition method “(LM-41-14). Two of the recommendations of the (Recommended Practices) RP standard is mainly applicable to solid-state lighting (SSL), also confirms the dominance of the LED light source has played in such applications fact. Another standard test method is, as its name implies, is specific to fluorescent lighting.

RP standard was published, the lighting design is based on the experience to guide the Commission’s IES professionals and covers a wide range of different applications. For example, we recently held a webcast covering the new road lighting standard RP-8 key changes and additions. The LM test standard definition and calculation methods, the role of describing the performance of a component or lighting system manufacturers in order to ensure a level playing field. For example, LM-80 is suitable for the performance of LED package. Similarly, LM-79 is used in lamps and fixtures feature.

Lighting Recommended Standard RP-20-14 parking facilities concentrated in a fixed lighting and is designed to guide the new installation. In the IES is not recommended to apply it to an existing installation, unless the existing lighting system needs to be updated lighting technology. This standard covers outdoor and a covered garage. These guidelines make to optimize safety of pedestrians and vehicles.

External ambient lighting recommendation RP-33-14 and focus on the sky glow, light intrusion problem of external lighting devices. It provides a model for the use of guidance Model Lighting Ordinance lighting regulations. Specifically, this document will help lighting designers / description of who determines the proper lighting specifications applicable to the specific application area.

Indoor testing standards defined test procedures to ensure “adequate, uniform approach to identify and report on the performance of indoor fluorescent lamps with light.” Like the previous document, like LM, LM-41 test the product in detail in the thermal environment and lighting control solutions. Goal is accurate and consistent photometric data, to ensure that regardless of product from any vendor, have been a fair comparison.

How to build a brand-new car networking ecosystem

No long ago, if you just bought a new car, car manufacturers also do not how to contact you, unless you want to wait for a new car when you sell. Things are changing all that. Things to make “connected car” has become a hub for networking services by composition of ecosystems, thereby providing consumers with many benefits, such as better security, richer user experience as well as new products and services. From the perspective of car manufacturers, which also helps to build sustainable customer relationships, and in the car sustained revenue lifecycle.

Currently there are 23 million cars worldwide can be networked, this figure is expected to increase to 152 million. General Motors has been manufacturing vehicles additional services, such as GM OnStar safety services hub. In 2014, the United States listed the new car is equipped with a 4G LTE mobile hotspot, the future will be adding more services.

More and more car manufacturers are developing in this direction in the new car to add more value-added networking networking services. Now I will introduce some new networking car service, and how to become a cornerstone of the Internet of Things ecosystem.

Mobile Hotspot

Ride Gone are the days off the assembly line. Today, many car manufacturers in the car joined the board mobile hotspot functionality, allowing drivers and passengers could have been on the road network. In addition to General Motors, the Audi by Audi Connect services are provided by Gemalto support the mobile hotspot service, Ford’s 250 kinds of models are over 30 million vehicles by adding a new BlackBerry QNX operating system driven Sync 3 functions.

As the vehicle manufacturers are using to connect to a mobile operator’s network platform of things, passengers can also be laptops, smart phones and tablet computers to connect to the car to the Internet, watch videos, and access social media. For drivers, they would prefer to be able to provide car manufacturers this new feature.

Wireless updates

The car is similar to the wireless software update smartphone software updates. Automotive networking service software updates are available through the wireless network is completed, so that car manufacturers can directly contact the car without having to go to the dealer to update.

This is important, because in the past year alone, the United States has recalled more than 60 million vehicles, many of which are due to software problems. Recall to the driver and vehicle manufacturers to bring cost and burden can become very serious.

Many car manufacturers have made progress on the wireless update. Thanks to Gemalto, the Audi parking spots and to provide access to oil and other functions through its Audi Connect solutions in wireless update; General Motors OnStar also connected via Bluetooth platform provides embedded platform for wireless updates. Wireless update is slowly becoming the industry standard, Chrysler’s Uconnect, Mercedes – Benz mbrace, BMW and Toyota’s Entune system ConnectedDriv regularly update the firmware through wireless to repair the car in the software problems.


We can use Bluetooth to connect the device to the car up the phone and navigation, but if it can flow without having to fiddle with your phone and consumed in the car, you can get your favorite content in streaming applications? By utilizing Things have never online capabilities, today’s networked automobile manufacturers to provide a new interface to allow consumers with Spotify or Pandora and other streaming media content, interactive services.

Things platform also allows content providers to easily realizable own service, and optimize content for networked automotive environment. Car manufacturers, premium content providers can take advantage of even a physical store of things, so that owners are free to try their services or products. OnStar’s new business AtYourService function directly to the car, still on the road when the driver put the drivers and businesses together. Network services, such as RetailMeNot Coupons and Entertainment Book may be sent directly to the car’s direction of travel businesses shopping coupons to the car’s dashboard.

And things just for the car to provide services, it also allows providers to track usage patterns, inform the driver the opportunity to try out new features or upgrades as appropriate. Things have become realizable help deliver these services and strategic platform.

Personal and vehicle safety

Safety continues to be one of the most important people buy cars considerations. Things now allows networked automobile safety has always been, even after the accident. For example, you can make things Volkswagen Car-Net services such as pre-installed with the 24-hour automatic accident notification, so that in the event of an accident to automatically notify emergency services.

These may be life-saving functions are entirely dependent on a reliable, low-latency connections because delay notification of life is directly related to safety.

Usage-based insurance

Things also created a usage-based insurance (UBI) in this emerging value-added service that by tracking the behavior of drivers, build personalized solutions for each driver insurance rates. Insurance companies calculate rates based on limited previous general factors as age, average mileage, accident and history, a lot of things to provide opportunities for customization.

For example, Allstate’s Drivewise program through a small device installed in the car to collect the driver’s driving style, the device collects data points, including speed, braking and driving time activities. By collecting this data, Allstate can be customized for each driver rates, encourage safe driving behavior and reduce insurance premiums. Allstate also with the network service provider Airbiquity car reached a cooperation to further develop the use of driving data of Allstate Roadside Assistance program.

Now there have been many drivers based on data collected by startups. For example, start-up companies Mojio commercial plug-in modules can be connected via an embedded radio car is connected to the cloud, are uploaded every minute hundreds of data points associated with the car, tracking everything from brakes to lock. Mojio will use these data points, together with our partners to provide networking automotive services, such as to measure the consumption of gasoline per mile by Concur, providing GPS tracking via Glympse.

New Business Model

Things are the car into a powerful hub that allows developers, car makers and service providers to provide value-added services, and effectively change their relationship with consumers.

Networking services strengthened carmakers relationship with consumers, enhance brand loyalty, while the development of the automotive lifecycle of new sustainable sources of income. Automobile manufacturers have been able to monitor real-time consumer experience, enhanced product quality and research potential sale opportunities. In turn, service providers also have an incentive to develop applications for open platform, bringing innovation to the driver and passengers.

With a powerful networking, automotive manufacturers are in the forefront of sublimation allows users to experience-based networking service will establish a new business model. Car sales are no longer a one-time act, but to create a sustained delivery of ecosystem services and liquidity.

As more and more companies are embracing the company turned from product service company for the Internet of Things, networked automobile industry’s success will become a beacon for many other markets.

Silicon Labs acquisition of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity solutions leader Bluegiga

February 4, 2015 – provided things in microcontrollers, Wi-Fi, a leader in analog and sensor solutions, Silicon Labs (Silicon Technology Co., Ltd., NASDAQ: SLAB) today announced the acquisition of Bluegiga Technologies Oy. Bluegiga is headquartered in Espoo, Finland, a privately held company, is a short-range wireless networking connectivity solutions and Internet of Things (IoT), one of the fastest growing independent suppliers of software development. Bluegiga wireless networking products, including ultra low-power Bluetooth? Smart, Bluetooth Classic, and Wi-Fi? Modules and software stacks, development tools and software development kit (SDK), etc., can be widely used in industrial automation, consumer electronic products, audio, automotive, retail, residential, health and fitness market.

This strategic acquisition significantly expands wireless network hardware and software for Silicon Labs networking solutions. Bluegiga favored by the market of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules, software stacks and development tools can be used with Silicon Labs’ 802.15.4 ZigBee?, Thread mesh networking software, ultra-low power solutions and Sub-GHz wireless microcontroller (wireless MCU) and transceiver products complement each other. By the Wi-Fi product line and development ecosystem combines Silicon Labs can make in response to wider market opportunities and customer needs. Silicon Labs and Bluegiga can work together to provide “one-stop” standards-based Wi-Fi solutions, including a variety of high-performance, long-range and ultra-low-power options.

Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle, said: “Silicon Labs wireless network, microcontrollers and sensors product line has deep acclaim in the market of things, so the timing of this acquisition could not be better .Bluegiga wireless network module and software stack to make our products more perfect wireless network, and our networking solutions for a more complete introduction of wireless network module .Bluegiga brought us to provide our customers with convenient new ways to make developers to easily Wi-Fi into their designs. ”

After the completion of the acquisition, Silicon Labs will continue to operate in Espoo, Finland, as a superior wireless network hardware and software technology development center. The company will continue to provide customers around the world to develop and sell complete Wi-Fi, Bluetooth modules and software stack products, and to provide appropriate support.

? Bluegiga vice president of product innovation RikuMett l said:?. “Silicon Labs and even hand let Bluegiga team heartened both our shared vision is to provide versatility for a variety of applications, cost-effective and smooth Wi-Fi solutions coverage from the family connection, industry networking, and consumer electronics markets to multiple health and fitness equipment. our wireless network development team will work together to promote innovation in networking market, our integrated solutions for the networked device applications provide a richer wireless network platform. ”

Terms and specification

Silicon Labs has completed the acquisition of Bluegiga Technologies Oy January 30, 2015. Under the agreement, Bluegiga investors received about $ 61 million in cash. The acquisition will be cash resources shall pay the balance sheet, without borrowing. Bluegiga is expected to contribute about 25 million to 28 million US dollars in revenue in 2015. Silicon Labs expects a non-generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) is calculated, the acquisition will increase earnings in 2015. The rest of the financial details and specifications will expose Silicon Labs in earnings in the fourth quarter, is scheduled for February 4, 2015.