Camera Phone incorporates flash LED.

Press Release Summary:

With flash LED powered by Model SP6685 charge pump LED driver, Model M600 runs Windows Mobile OS with 5.0 software for Pocket PCs. It has GSM quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, GPRS Class B/Multi-slot Class 10, Bluetooth v1.2, and WiFi IEEE802.11b connectivity. Phone is equipped with built-in 1.3 megapixel camera that captures images with up to 1,280 x 960 resolution, built-in microphone and speaker, along with external stereo headset jack.

Original Press Release:

Sipex Corporation and E-TEN Corporation Announce Newly Designed Product

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 9 -- Sipex Corporation (NASDAQ:SIPX.PK) and E-TEN Corporation today announced that the two companies working together have designed a new product, the M600 Camera phone. This phone incorporates a high power flash LED and uses the Sipex SP6685 to drive the LED. The SP6685 was chosen because of its high power output in the world's smallest total area and inductorless solution.

The M600 is designed to run the Windows Mobile operating system with 5.0 software for Pocket PC's. It also has a GSM quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, GPRS Class B/Multi-slot Class10, Bluetooth v1.2, and WiFi IEEE802.11b. Additionally, it is designed with a built-in 1.3 megapixels camera, capturing images with up to 1280 x 960 Resolution.

The device is equipped with a built-in microphone and speaker along with an external stereo headset jack. Sipex real-time FAE support helped speed the design to a fast and successful conclusion.

"We're delighted to be able to support E-TEN technically and commercially. The outstanding flash capability of the M600 makes it a great phone and a terrific camera," said Ed Lam, VP of Marketing and Business Development. "The phone takes excellent flash photos."

E-TEN's engineering project manager Ting-Wei Yuan commented that "Sipex's SP6685 provided an ideal solution for our camera flash in the very small area allowed."

About Sipex
Sipex Corporation is a semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets high performance, value-added analog integrated circuits (IC). Sipex serves the broad analog signal processing market with interface, power management and optical storage ICs for use in automotive, portable products, computing, communications, and networking infrastructure markets. The company is headquartered in Milpitas, California with additional offices in Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Japan and Taiwan. Sipex sells products direct and through its distribution channels. For more information about Sipex, visit

About E-TEN
E-TEN has been the #1 vendor of embedded devices in Taiwan since the mid 1990's.

The E-TEN real time stock trading IA launched in 1997, an outstanding product that achieved an 85% market penetration, was one of the key catalysts in the company's remarkable growth. The accumulated sales of E-TEN embedded products currently total over 1 million units and counting.

E-TEN has been producing high quality handheld devices for more than ten years and its Windows CE/Pocket PC related products have a five-year history of continuous growth and development. E-TEN is constantly expanding its professionalism and expertise as it continues to develop and enhance its PDA product lines and grow its business in the global marketplace.

Now, with the birth of the E-TEN M600 Pocket PC Phone, E-TEN is sharing the fruits of its technological genius with the western world. E-TEN welcomes all interested parties to contact them directly to discuss any ODM, OEM requirements or initiatives you might be considering.

CONTACT: Ed Lam, VP, Marketing and Business Development, of Sipex Corporation, +1-408-934-7500 or Fax: +1-408-935-7600

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