SOURCE: ST-Ericsson

February 16, 2010 02:39 ET

ST-Ericsson to cooperate with China Mobile on TD-LTE

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) -

ST-Ericsson strengthens strategic partnership with China Mobile to drive TD-LTE development

Geneva, Switzerland, February 16, 2010 - ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wireless platforms and semiconductors, announced today it will cooperate with China Mobile on TD-LTE development and will support a demonstration of TD-LTE at Shanghai World EXPO in 2010.

ST-Ericsson will also actively participate on other TD-LTE projects organized by China Mobile, including trial and interoperability testing (IOT) with infrastructure vendors.

Bill Huang, General Manager of China Mobile Research Institute, said: "China Mobile and ST-Ericsson are co-operating very successfully on TD-SCDMA technology and we are happy to extend our partnership into the TD-LTE area and then multi-mode technologies in future. We share a common goal of creating a global LTE market encompassing both TDD and FDD technologies."

"For more than five years, ST-Ericsson has been driving innovation in mobile broadband technology and services, through the development, and now the deployment, of LTE," said Magnus Hansson, Senior Vice President and head of LTE and 3G Modem Solutions division at ST-Ericsson. "We will bring this experience and expertise to bear as we work with China Mobile to develop a platform for TD-LTE devices, which will bring this advanced technology, and the exciting services it will enable, a big step closer to commercial reality."

Based on its flexible architecture and its already established leadership in TD-SCDMA, ST-Ericsson will evolve its modem portfolio during 2010 to support a variety of multi-mode solutions, now also including TD-LTE.

Notes to editors

TD-LTE is Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology for use in Time Division Duplex (TDD) spectrum.

ST-Ericsson's key milestones in LTE:

* In December 2009, ST-Ericsson and Ericsson were first to achieve LTE and HSPA mobility with a multimode device. Read more at

* 2009: Fully working LTE chipset available and interoperability testing of the platform with operators

* 2008: Platform interoperability tests activities initiated with network Vendors

* 2007: First handheld LTE prototype available and first handheld public demonstration at Mobile World Congress in 2008

* 2004-2005: ST-Ericsson started research and standardization activities related to LTE

About ST-Ericsson

ST-Ericsson is a world leader in developing and delivering a complete portfolio of innovative mobile platforms and cutting-edge wireless semiconductor solutions across the broad spectrum of mobile technologies. The company is a leading supplier to the top handset manufacturers and ST-Ericsson's products and technologies enable more than half of all phones in use today. The company generated pro-forma sales of about USD 2.7 billion in 2009. ST-Ericsson was established as a 50/50 joint venture by STMicroelectronics and Ericsson in February 2009, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on ST-Ericsson is available at


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