Munich, Germany, October 5, 2006 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX), a leading provider of communication ICs today announced that its GPRS/UMTS multimedia platform powers Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. newest commercially available Softbank 705P mobile handset which SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. launched these days for the Japanese market. Infineon’s scalable platform, the MP-EU (Multimedia Platform EDGE/UMTS) contains all the necessary hardware and software components of a mobile handset. It enables mobile phone manufacturers to quickly introduce a variety of UMTS models all based on the same core architecture significantly reducing design cycles and slashing time-to-market.
“Infineon and Panasonic have a long track-record of successful cooperation and we are happy to expand our activities by bringing a common dual-mode 3G solution in the market.” said Prof. Dr. Hermann Eul, member of the Infineon Management Board and President of the Infineon Communication Solutions Business Group. “With the proven MP-EU solution, Infineon has demonstrated its capability to deliver an attractive and competitive dual-mode platform, which also fulfils the special requirements of the Japanese market to its customers.
The Softbank 705P, GPRS/UMTS dual-mode phone will be commercially available in Japan, a market well known for its challenging, high quality requirements. The phone supports the 3GPP Release 99 specifications, has achieved full conformance and has successfully passed interoperability and field testing with all the world's leading infrastructure vendors and operators. This achievement underscores Infineon’s position as a leading supplier of chipset and software solutions in the mobile phone market.
Infineon’s MP-EU hardware reference design consists of the company’s state-of-the-art baseband, RF transceiver, power management and Bluetooth devices. The software platform consists of cutting-edge GPRS/UMTS dual-mode protocol stacks that are complemented by the APOXI® application and multimedia framework. All software modules are provided by Comneon, a wholly owned subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG and a leading supplier of advanced software solutions for mobile communications.
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About Panasonic Mobile Communications
Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., whose headquarters are based in Yokohama, Japan, is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of mobile communications products. Panasonic has been developing cutting-edge technologies since its establishment in 1958, including the world's first 3G video handset for the Japanese market in 2001. Panasonic is committed in providing added-value solutions to end-users through its mobile communication products. For more information, please visit www.panasonic.co.jp/pmc/en