Samsung Calls Agilent to Supply Components for VM-A680 Mobile Phone

8/12/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that five of its mobile phone components have been incorporated into Samsung's new VM-A680 mobile phone. Agilent's miniature RF filters and highly efficient CDMA power amplifiers provide Samsung with the extra space and power savings to add more features and extend the phone's talk time by 30 minutes. The phone's keypad is backlit with Agilent blue surface-mount LEDs, which have become popular among fashion-conscious young consumers.

The Samsung VM-A680 mobile phone is designed to operate in the U.S. PCS and 800 MHz frequency bands. The phone weighs only 3.35 oz. and features a compact, clamshell design. It has a large, full-color LCD screen and allows users to record 15-second videos and shoot digital pictures. The phone also offers picture and text messaging, personalized ringers and screensavers, voice-activated dialing and a personal organizer.

"Agilent's innovative semiconductor technologies helped Samsung create this ultra-small, feature-rich PCS mobile phone," said Sang-Up Lee, vice president of CDMA R&D at Samsung Electronics. "Agilent continues to deliver products that push the size, performance and efficiency envelope, allowing us to win in our markets with highly differentiated mobile handsets."

"The Samsung VM-A680 is a groundbreaking mobile product," said Bryan Ingram, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Wireless Semiconductor Division. "As new technologies shape the future of consumer electronics, Agilent will be at the forefront supporting Samsung with components that enable next-generation communication products designed to fit people's changing lives."

Samsung selected the following Agilent semiconductor components for the VM-A680:

Agilent's Mobile Appliance Solutions
Agilent is a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for today's highly integrated, feature-rich mobile handsets. In addition to FBAR filters and E-pHEMT power amplifiers that help shrink handset size and save battery life, Agilent provides CMOS imaging and LED flash solutions that enable camera phones, infrared transceivers for transmitting data, surface mount LEDs that provide backlighting styling options, and ambient light photo sensors that save battery life by controlling backlighting. Agilent has more than 200 mobile phone component design wins across all major handset manufacturers worldwide. No other component vendor offers all of these solutions for mobile appliances.

More information about Agilent's family of mobile appliance semiconductor solutions is available at

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2003. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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