Winchester, UK – First Solar Inc., has entered into new long-term module supply agreements with Sorgenia Solar, a developer of large-scale, grid-connected solar power plants in Italy and extended module supply agreements with several of First Solar's existing customers including EDF Energies Nouvelles, Ecostream, Juwi and Phoenix Solar AG." />
Freescale also has an advantage with its MAPLE-B accelerator. The MSC8156 is the only DSP that claims to not need any FPGAs or ASICs to augment it for 3G/LTE base stations,” notes Forward Concept's Strauss. Although TI's chips include accelerators, they do not eliminate FPGAs. Thus, it appears that Freescale's accelerator gives it an additional performance advantage.