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Motorola to develop mobile WiMAX chipsets

20 September 2006 News

Motorola has announced a strategic initiative to develop mobile WiMAX chipsets for use in Motorola's next-generation WiMAX devices.

This investment in chipset design demonstrates Motorola's on-going commitment to WiMAX and expands the company's role as a leader in end-to-end WiMAX solutions beyond infrastructure and handsets to the core implementation of WiMAX in chipsets.

"For some time now Motorola has been investing in the development and deployment of WiMAX - from infrastructure to advanced silicon," says Ron Garriques, president of Motorola's Mobile Devices Business. "In our vision of seamless mobility, WiMAX will help transform the mobile communications experience for everyone. Enhanced speed for data, as well as cost efficiencies and network optimisation for wireless operators are just some of the benefits that are fuelling excitement and accelerated adoption of WiMAX across the industry."

Motorola's initial chipset will focus on core 802.16e mobile WiMAX functionality supporting voice, video, and data for low power mobile applications in handsets and modules. These first chipsets are scheduled to support commercial Motorola WiMAX devices in 2008 for carriers in North America, Japan and around the world. Motorola is working with its silicon vendors on the overall fabrication of the new chipsets.





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