Monday, July 11, 2005

Motorola Selects Freescale for 3G Development

Motorola selected Freescale Semiconductor to develop new platform solutions for 3G UMTS products expected to hit the market in 2008. Motorola will use Freescale's 3G platforms, featuring high speed download packet access (HSDPA) and its single core modem architecture to bring high-performance, low power, and competitively priced phones to a mass market audience. The contract includes baseband, RF, power management and power amplifier components.

The new multiyear contract builds on four years of ongoing collaboration between Freescale and Motorola in the drive to develop 3G/UMTS solutions.

The companies estimate that one billion subscribers will enjoy 3G services by 2010, citing figures from research firm Strategy Analytics.

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