LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. and AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 8 // --
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in mobile communications and
seamless mobility solutions, has reaffirmed its strategic relationship with
Freescale Semiconductor by selecting the Austin-based company as a preferred
supplier of 2G and 3G chipset platforms through 2009.
"Freescale is an important supplier of chipset solutions for several new
handset designs that we'll announce in the future," said Ron Garriques,
president of Motorola's Mobile Devices business. "As a preferred supplier, we
expect Freescale to help drive 2G and 3G innovations that will transform the
mobile communications experience for wireless operators and consumers."
Under the supply agreement, Freescale plans to deliver baseband, power
management, RF transceivers and power amplifier technologies for incorporation
across multiple Motorola handset designs. Additionally, Motorola expects
Freescale to deliver several new chipset solutions for next-generation EDGE,
3G and multimedia handsets.
"We are very pleased to continue our strong relationship with Motorola as
a preferred supplier for 2G and 3G platforms," said Sandeep Chennakeshu,
senior vice president and general manager of Freescale's Wireless and Mobile
System's Group. "Our high-speed, low-power CMOS technology, RFCMOS
transceivers and power management ICs are designed to provide Motorola the
performance and functionality needed for next-generation mobile multimedia
Motorola incorporates Freescale chipset solutions into several of the
world's most popular handset designs, including MOTORAZR, MOTOPEBL, MOTOSLVR
and MOTOKRZR K1.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in
wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless
mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply
and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and
need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do"
experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support
services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had
sales of US $42.9 billion in 2006. For more information about our company,
our people and our innovations, please visit www.Motorola.com.
About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. is a global leader in the design and
manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer,
industrial, networking and wireless markets. The privately held company is
based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development,
manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale is one
of the world's largest semiconductor companies with sales of $6.2 billion
(USD) for the most recently reported four quarters. www.freescale.com
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