Infineon Technologies and SMART Modular Technologies Extend Common Portfolio of Wireless Products with Highly Integrated Bluetooth Module
Modular solutions are a necessity when targeting OEMs that compete in the handheld, peripheral and automotive markets because of time sensitive issues that stem from a consumer driven product portfolio. This particular module addresses that need by combining the latest in Bluetooth components in a drop-in solution that can offer additional product longevity, higher levels of quality and a considerable cost advantage.
OEMs have been looking for a complete Bluetooth system solution in a small form factor that is applicable for the growing demands of the mobile marketplace, said Robert Ragusano, Business Unit Manager for the Communication Products Division of SMART. Latest technology advancements, like Infineons BlueMoon Single IC, combined with SMARTs industry expertise, ability to integrate communications technologies and outstanding manufacturing capabilities, have positioned us as a leading technology integrator and strong strategic alliance.
With this latest product we strengthen the strategic alliance and cooperation between Infineon and SMART, said Hubert Christl, Vice President and General Manager, Local Area Wireless at Infineon Technologies. Customers get the benefit of significantly reduced time-to-market using this system solution for Bluetooth applications, achieving volume production in record time.
SMART integrated the BlueMoon Single IC from Infineon into a very small and powerful module. With outstanding performance and high integration on the module itself, this product targets especially size sensitive applications, including handheld PDAs and accessories such as mice and keyboards. BlueMoon Single ICs wide temperature range capabilities, from 50°C to +105°C, make it ideal for automotive applications.
Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for applications in the wired and wireless communications markets, for security systems and smartcards, for the automotive and industrial sectors, as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In the fiscal year 2001 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 5.67 billion with about 33,800 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.
More information on the Bluetooth module can be found on the SMART website at www.smartm.com/bluetooth/infineon.
Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor, used by Infineon Technologies under license. SMART® is a registered trademark of SMART® Modular Technologies Inc.