Motorola Renews Relationship With Freescale for Next-Generation 2G and 3G Chipset Platforms

 David Lammers

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. and AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 8 -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) , a global leader in mobile communications and seamless mobility solutions, has reaffirmed its strategic relationship with Freescale Semiconductor by selecting the Austin-based company as a preferred supplier of 2G and 3G chipset platforms through 2009.

"Freescale is an important supplier of chipset solutions for several new handset designs that we'll announce in the future," said Ron Garriques, president of Motorola's Mobile Devices business. "As a preferred supplier, we expect Freescale to help drive 2G and 3G innovations that will transform the mobile communications experience for wireless operators and consumers."

Under the supply agreement, Freescale plans to deliver baseband, power management, RF transceivers and power amplifier technologies for incorporation across multiple Motorola handset designs. Additionally, Motorola expects Freescale to deliver several new chipset solutions for next-generation EDGE, 3G and multimedia handsets.

"We are very pleased to continue our strong relationship with Motorola as a preferred supplier for 2G and 3G platforms," said Sandeep Chennakeshu, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale's Wireless and Mobile System's Group. "Our high-speed, low-power CMOS technology, RFCMOS transceivers and power management ICs are designed to provide Motorola the performance and functionality needed for next-generation mobile multimedia devices."

Motorola incorporates Freescale chipset solutions into several of the world's most popular handset designs, including MOTORAZR, MOTOPEBL, MOTOSLVR and MOTOKRZR K1.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $42.9 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit

About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with sales of $6.2 billion (USD) for the most recently reported four quarters.

Motorola and the Motorola "batwing" logo are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. Freescale(TM) and the Freescale logo are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

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CONTACT: Alan Buddendeck of Motorola, Inc. - Mobile Devices,
+1-847-523-0679,; Jennifer Richard of Freescale
Semiconductor, North America, +1-512-895-6466,;
Gloria Shiu of Freescale Semiconductor, Asia Pacific, +85-22-666-8237,; Regina Cirmonova of Freescale Semiconductor,
Europe, Middle East and Africa, +41-22-799-1258,; Shinichi Sunohara of Freescale Semiconductor,
Japan, +81-3-5437-9129,; Dale Weisman of
Freescale Semiconductor, Latin America, +1-512-895-2795,; Reader Inquiry Response: Freescale Semiconductor,
P.O. Box 17927, Denver, CO 80217

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Domain: Electronics
Category: Semiconductors
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