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TI India working on single-chip solution for mobile phones

Posted: 05 Nov 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Engineers at the Indian subsidiary of Texas Instruments Inc. are working on a single-chip solution for mobile phones that would integrate analog, digital, radio frequency and modem functionalities.

Engineers here are working on the systems and software for the single chip solution in India, said Biswadip Mitra, managing director, Texas Instruments (India) Ltd, during a conference on innovation in information technology.

During a visit here earlier this year, TI President and CEO Rich Templeton disclosed that it was working on a single chip solution for mobile phones but did not reveal that it was being done at the Bangalore center.

Samples should be out sometime this year, and production is expected to begin next year. Templeton had said he expected the project to dramatically reduce the price of mobile phones. The center here is also playing a role in addressing the growing market in India for GSM and CDMA-based wireless services, he added.

TI established its first overseas research and development center here in 1984. The staff of 1,600 engineers has produced several locally designed and developed chips.

- K.C. Krishnadas

EE Times

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