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Qualcomm, Motorola expands partnership to UMTS handsets

Posted: 15 Nov 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Qualcomm? Motorola? CDMA2000? UMTS handset? UMTS handsets?

Qualcomm Inc. and Motorola Inc. announced that in addition to collaborating on CDMA2000, the companies will now be working together to bring UMTS handsets to global markets. Motorola Mobile Devices has approved Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem chipsets for incorporation into future UMTS handset designs.

"By expanding our relationship to include UMTS designs, we are opening the door to new avenues for growth and value creation," said Ron Garriques, president of Motorola's mobile devices business. "With Qualcomm now included among our partners for UMTS, we are enhancing our flexibility and expanding our range of options in our drive to design and deliver the world's most innovative and compelling UMTS handsets across experiences and price tiers."

"Motorola has been an important customer for Qualcomm for many years, and we are excited with this latest development in our relationship to now include collaboration on UMTS," said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "We are confident that combining the respective strengths of our two companies will result in new opportunities and industry-leading successes over the upcoming years."

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