Renesa, NTT DoCoMo to Develop Single-Chip LSI for W-CDMA/GSM/GPRS Handsets

7/13/2004 - Renesas Technology Corp. announced an agreement with NTT DoCoMo, Inc. to jointly develop a single-chip LSI for dual-mode handsets for third-generation W-CDMA and second-generation GSM/GPRS, with the aim of promoting the global use of FOMA services.

The two companies will combine W-CDMA technology developed by NTT DoCoMo with Renesas Technology's LSI fabrication, multimedia application processor, and GSM/GPRS technologies, to achieve single-chip implementation of a baseband LSI and SH-Mobile application processor for dual-mode handsets.

Major features of the new LSI are as follows.

  1. Support for W-CDMA+GSM/GPRS dual-mode handsets
  2. Baseband LSI and SH-Mobile application processor on a single chip
  3. Use of SH-Mobile third-generation CPU core (development project name: SH-X) offering powerful multimedia application processing, including image, audio, and JavaTM capabilities, together with low power consumption

The two companies plan to have a product ready in the first half of fiscal 2006. Renesas Technology will collaborate with NTT DoCoMo to offer handset manufacturers a platform based on the new LSI and promote worldwide use of FOMA services and reduce costs. Renesas Technology also plans to provide this single-chip LSI for UMTS* market.

*Note: UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System): The third generation mobile telecommunication system in Europe. European standard of telecommunication system compliant with IMT-2000 and its highest baud rate is 2Mbps.

About Renesas Technology Corp.
Renesas Technology Corp. designs and manufactures highly integrated semiconductor system solutions for mobile, automotive and PC/AV markets. Established on April 1, 2003 as a joint venture between Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, NYSE:HIT) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TSE:6503) and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Renesas Technology is one of the largest semiconductor companies in the world and world leading microcontroller supplier globally. Besides microcontrollers, Renesas Technology offers system-on-chip devices, Smart Card ICs, mixed-signal products, flash memories, SRAMs and more.

FOMA® is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. JavaTM is a registered trademark or a trade mark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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