12/18/2003 - M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH), a leader in flash-based data storage products, announced that the Mobile DiskOnChip flash disk has been designed into the first CDMA-1X (a code-division multiple access standard) smartphone produced in China.
Available now, the "CoolPAD688" smartphone from Yulong is designed to be marketed locally in mainland China. M-Systems' Mobile DiskOnChip is a critical component in the phone, delivering 32MB of capacity for storage of data and the boot code. Based on the Motorola DragonBall SVZ processor, the CoolPAD688 runs the Nucleus operating system, which is also stored on Mobile DiskOnChip.
"DiskOnChip was easy to integrate with the Nucleus OS and DragonBall CPU, which helped us to be the first to bring a CDMA-1X smartphone to the market," said Ming Li, vice president of R&D for Yulong Telecom. "Compared to NOR and raw NAND flash, DiskOnChip is a reliable solution with a low cost structure that has enabled us to create the best smartphone for the Chinese market."
According to People's Daily (http://english.people.com.cn), statistics show that homemade cell phones, like the CoolPAD688 from Yulong, are enjoying a 55 percent market share in China.
"Yulong, a leader in smartphone manufacturing in China, has positioned itself well to capitalize on the explosive, local growth of the industry. We are proud to be involved with them in the introduction of the first locally made CDMA-1X smartphone for this important market," said Clarence Choi, country manager for M-Systems China.
About Yulong Telecom
Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific Co. Ltd. (Yulong) was founded in 1993 and is a smart terminal, data solution and value-added service provider for mobile phone systems. With 10 years of research and development history, Yulong's intellectual property encompasses smart terminal/phone, embedded OS, call center and mobile data solutions. ISO9001 (2000 ver.) quality certified, Yulong has its headquarters in Shenzhen City with more than 20 branch offices throughout China. More information about Yulong in Chinese can be found on the Internet at www.yulong.com.
M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH) is a leader and innovator of flash-based data storage products known as flash disks. M-Systems' flash disks provide the functionality of a mechanical hard drive in a silicon chip. M-Systems' products are based on its patented TrueFFS® technology and target applications in a vast array of markets, including connected devices, mobile and telecom. M-Systems' products include the DiskOnChip®, DiskOnKey® and Fast Flash Disk (FFD™) product families. For more information, please contact M-Systems at www.m-sys.com.
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