Ericsson (ERIC) and Taiwan's Compal Communications have signed a license agreement for the U310 mobile platform, a triple-band WCDMA mobile platform from Ericsson Mobile Platforms.

Stephen Chen, executive vice president of Compal Communications, says, "We are very pleased with the mobile platforms from Ericsson. With the U310 we can further develop the 3G mobile device to include even more advanced features while maintaining very compact size and high performance. This will help us to provide cost-competitive products to our customers that can be released quickly to the market."

The U310 platform is an advanced WCDMA/EDGE/GPRS platform designed for true mass-market deployment. It incorporates a flexible quad-band EDGE and triple-band WCDMA radio solution, which makes it possible to design mobile devices that are suitable for the global market. With a high level of silicon integration, it allows handset manufacturers to launch ultra-small WCDMA phones.

Robert Puskaric, head of Ericsson's mobile platform business, says, "This is yet another proof point of Ericsson's strength in the mobile platforms business. Compal Communications is one of the leading original design manufacturers (ODMs) in the world. With the U310, Compal Communications will be able to offer attractive products incorporating the latest technology for mass-market deployment, with short time to market, making Compal Communications highly competitive in the mobile device arena."

Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson says it is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.


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