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MediaTek, AST Wireless to boosts TD-SCDMA

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:3G? TD-SCDMA? China market?

MediaTek Inc. AST Wireless have locked a business cooperation that aims at taking MediaTek's 3G and B3G solutions to new high, with the synergy of the two companies. MediaTek sees the cooperation as a means to fully commit to China's homegrown 3G communications standard TD-SCDMA and to specifically align with China Mobile on jointly expanding the TDD market.

Continuous technological innovation in the TD-SCDMA industry is one of the major factors driving MediaTek to the overall leading position. MediaTek had previously unveiled the first commercial TD-SCDMA HSPA chipset, Laguna-U. It has also released the Laguna-U chipset, successor of the Laguna HSDPA chipset which was commercially used at the Beijing Olympic Games and can support HSDPA downlink up to 2.8Mbit/s. The Laguna-U is now in mass production to support the large-scale commercialization of HSPA in 2010. In addition, MediaTek's TD- SCDMA chipsets have been taking a leading position in all previous terminals bids and deeply-customized mobile phones offered by China Mobile.

Moreover, the long-standing, fruitful cooperation with LeadCore is another important factor in the success of MediaTek in the TD-SCDMA market. JiChang Hsu, executive VP, MediaTek said, "Working with LeadCore to compete for several terminal procurements and stimulus programs offered by China Mobile has achieved excellent results. Over the past five years, the win-win cooperation between MediaTek and LeadCore has greatly contributed to the rapid growth of the TD-SCDMA market. The successful relationship with LeadCore and all cooperation projects will remain unchanged. MediaTek will maintain a close partnership with LeadCore to continue drive TD-SCDMA technologies toward extended international competitiveness."

With the rapid commercialization of the TD-SCDMA standard, the demand for various kinds of end-user terminal products increases. Through the strategic alliance with AST, MediaTek will deliver richer and more diversified products. Combined with its well-established wireless and multimedia technologies, MediaTek will make the TD-SCDMA industry stronger.





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