3/19/2004 - Bellwave has selected Ericsson Mobile Platforms' solution G200 for its next generation GSM/GPRS products. The license agreement is the first with Bellwave, one of the world's fastest growing ODEs (original design engineers).
In line with the agreement, Bellwave is developing GPRS phones based on Ericsson's core mobile platform technology. The agreement also includes an option to license both Ericsson's EDGE and the dual mode GPRS/WCDMA mobile platforms.
"We are very happy that Bellwave has chosen Ericsson Mobile Platforms," said Sandeep Chennakeshu, President of Ericsson Mobile Platforms. "Bellwave is a fast growing and innovative company and the choice of the G200 platform allows them to continue to offer exciting products with the latest technology and high quality to their world-wide customers."
"Ericsson Mobile Platform brings vast experience, innovation, leadership and a complete platform offering," said Ki-Gon Yang, President and CEO of Bellwave. "We selected the platform due to its rich feature set, flexibility, stability, low power consumption and small size. Furthermore, the structure of their portfolio is such that we will be able to re-use the know-how we will have gained and also easily port application suites developed in the GPRS project to future projects with Ericsson's EDGE and WCDMA platforms."
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.
About Ericsson Mobile Platforms
Ericsson Mobile Platforms offers a complete, end-to-end interoperability tested platform portfolio across 2,5 and 3G. A common software platform for GSM/GPRS, EDGE and WCDMA terminals enabling application portability, stability, security, state-of-the-art power consumption and size.
Ericsson Mobile Platforms portfolio offering includes reference design, platform software, ASIC's and development boards, core applications and UI toolkit, development and test tools, industrialization solution, support, training and documentation.
Technology is based on Ericsson's global standardization leadership and the world's strongest Intellectual Property Rights for 2.5 and 3G systems. Ericsson Mobile Platforms is wholly owned company within the Ericsson Group. Read more at http://www.ericsson.com/press.
Bellwave Co., Ltd, founded in September 1999 and headquartered in Seoul, has experienced phenomenal growth, emerging as the largest handset design (ODE) company in the industry. Bellwave specializes in innovative, feature-rich products including GSM, GPRS, EDGE and W-CDMA handset designs and CDMA wireless data modules. Bellwave licenses its fully tested and certified, mass-manufacturing-ready handset designs to OEMs who manufacture and distribute worldwide. For more information on Bellwave, visit www.bellwave.com.
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