Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Agere Unveils X122 Silicon for Low-Cost Cell Phones

Agere Systems introduced a low-cost cellular phone platform for the market's largest segment. The new X122 platform consists of silicon chips, software (including Agere's proven protocol stack and frameworks) and a development kit. The X122 platform adheres to the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) cellular standard.

Agere said its X122 platform enables a wide range of capabilities for entry-level phones including compact disc-quality music, camera/camcorder functions and Internet access for a bill of materials cost of less than $30. Housed together with storage technology inside an entry-level cell phone, Agere's X122 platform gives entry-level cell phone users access to several hundred songs, which can be played at high-quality sound.

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