SOURCE: ST-Ericsson

June 09, 2009 05:18 ET

ST-Ericsson and Samsung Mobile Power Consumers for China's Mobile Broadband Future

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) -


ST-Ericsson strengthens strategic partnership with Samsung by providing an innovative platform for its first high-end TD-HSDPA/EDGE device

(In French, Swedish, German, Italian, Finish, Korean, Japanese, simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese below)

Geneva, Switzerland, 9 June, 2009 - ST-Ericsson and its Chinese subsidiary T3G strengthen their strategic partnership with Samsung Mobile by providing the first TD-HSDPA and EDGE platform for Samsung's high-end devices, "Emerald (GC-I6320C)", which was recently launched. It will enable Chinese consumers to enjoy high-speed mobile internet on their multimedia phones.

"This commercial launch by Samsung is a significant step in the development of TD-SCDMA-based data services in China," said Alain Dutheil, President and CEO of ST-Ericsson. "Our strategic partnership with Samsung will allow consumers to enjoy a unique broadband experience through their mobile handsets, enabling them to take full advantage of China's mobile broadband future.

ST-Ericsson's multimedia platform, T7210 powers Samsungs feature-rich and stylish

"Emerald (GC-I6320C)" is targeting the Chinese market. The high-end TD-HSDPA/EDGE dual-mode, dual-band device is capable of supporting downlink speeds of up to 2.8Mbps. ST-Ericsson platforms' flexible dual-mode design enables seamless automatic handover between EDGE and TD-HSDPA networks, making the most efficient use of network resources whenever possible. This allows consumers to use the same mobile device to take advantage of widespread EDGE coverage for high-quality voice throughout China, and also enjoy fast internet browsing, streaming video, GPS-based positioning services, and access to social networks over TD-HSDPA networks when in range.

The T7210 solution supports TD-SCDMA dual-band 2010-2025MHz/1880-1920MHz frequencies, and has successfully completed handovers of voice and high speed data services in order to operate optimally in Chinese dual-band network environments.

Notes to Editors

Read more about ST-Ericsson's T7210 and its key features: http://www.stericsson.com/platforms/t3g7210.jsp


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 global company of 8,000 people generated pro-forma sales of about USD 3.6 billion in 2008. 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 www.stericsson.com.


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Samsung_Swedish: http://hugin.info/141758/R/1321085/309301.pdf

Samsung_German: http://hugin.info/141758/R/1321085/309302.pdf

Samsung_Italian: http://hugin.info/141758/R/1321085/309303.pdf

Samsung_Korean: http://hugin.info/141758/R/1321085/309304.pdf

Samsung_simplified Chinese: http://hugin.info/141758/R/1321085/309305.pdf

Samsung_traditional Chinese: http://hugin.info/141758/R/1321085/309306.pdf

Samsung_Finish: http://hugin.info/141758/R/1321085/309324.pdf

Samsung_Japanese: http://hugin.info/141758/R/1321085/309325.pdf

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