SOURCE: Ericsson

March 26, 2007 03:41 ET

Ericsson and Compal Communications sign license agreement for triple-band WCDMA mobile platform

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 26, 2007 --

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Compal Communications have signed a license agreement for the U310 mobile platform - a triple-band WCDMA mobile platform from Ericsson Mobile Platforms.

The U310 platform is an advanced WCDMA/EDGE/GPRS platform designed for true mass-market deployment. It incorporates a flexible quad-band EDGE and triple-band WCDMA radio solution, which makes it possible to design mobile devices that are suitable for the global market. With a high level of silicon integration, it allows handset manufacturers to launch ultra-small WCDMA phones.

Stephen Chen, Executive Vice President of Compal Communications, says: "We are very pleased with the mobile platforms from Ericsson. With the U310 we can further develop the 3G mobile device to include even more advanced features while maintaining very compact size and high performance. This will help us to provide cost-competitive products to our customers that can be released quickly to the market."

Robert Puskaric, head of Ericsson's mobile platform business, says: "This is yet another proof point of Ericsson's strength in the mobile platforms business. Compal Communications is one of the leading original design manufacturers (ODMs) in the world. With the U310, Compal Communications will be able to offer attractive products incorporating the latest technology for mass-market deployment, with short time to market, making Compal Communications highly competitive in the mobile device arena."

Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.

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About Compal Communications

Compal Communications Inc. (CCI) ( is an original design manufacturer (ODM) in the wireless and communication industry. Its product lines include phones, smartphones, PDAs, GPS devices, Voice over IP (VoIP) devices and ZigBee modules. CCI is proficient in wireless device design. The company is located in Taiwan and has a manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China.

About Ericsson Mobile Platforms

Ericsson Mobile Platforms offers complete, end-to-end interoperability tested platforms for 2.5G and 3G. A common software platform for GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA and HSPA terminals enables application portability, stability and security, and ensures best-in-class outcomes regarding power consumption and size. Ericsson Mobile Platforms has the smallest, most-cost-optimized HSPA chipset in the market, making it possible for its customers to enable ultra-small HSPA phones.

The technology is based on Ericsson's global leadership of standardization work and the world's strongest intellectual property rights for 2.5G and 3G systems.


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