Freescale Semiconductor is developing a highly integrated, single chip RF solution for 3G mobilephones. Targeted for the Japan market, this RF solution supports tri-band WCDMA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE. The RF solution is based on Freescale’s advanced 90nm RF CMOS process technology and delivers an antenna-to-bits functionality in asingle chip. Additionally, it is capable of meeting Category 8 HSDPAand HSUPA requirements.
“Freescale has extensive experience in providing 3G WCDMA andGSM/GPRS/EDGE solutions,” said Kiyohito Nagata, vice president andmanaging director of Product Department, NTT DoCoMo. “Freescale’s RF technologies are expected to enable cost-efficient, high-quality handsets with roaming capability, small size and low power.”
Freescale utilizes its extensive patent portfolio to provide ahighly integrated digital radio. This allows manufacturers the ability to add features such as MP3 players, Bluetooth(TM) connectivity,digital cameras, DVB-H and GPS, while reducing handset size.
“While some companies are still experimenting with earlygenerations of RF systems, Freescale is developing fifth-generationsolutions with our advanced 90nm RFCMOS wafer process technology,”said Franz Fink, senior vice president and general manager ofFreescale’s Wireless and Mobile Systems Group. “We are very pleased getting expectations from a worldwide carrier like NTTDoCoMo, and it underscores Freescale’s leadership in providing cutting-edge RFsolutions for the cellular handset market.”
According to research firm Strategy Analytics, an estimated one billion subscribers will enjoy 3G services by 2010 with a compoundannual growth rate of 71 percent over the next five years.
About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL)(NYSE:FSL.B) is a globalleader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors forthe automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets.Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004 after more than 50 years as part of Motorola, Inc. The company is based inAustin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturingor sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, a member of the S&P 500(R), is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companieswith 2005 sales of $5.8 billion (USD). www.freescale.com