Munich, Germany – February 7, 2007 – Infineon Technologies (FSE/NYSE: IFX) today announced that Nokia has selected Infineon as a supplier of baseband and RF
chips for GSM mobile handsets. The highly integrated single-chip E-GOLD™voice will be incorporated in selected future entry level phones from Nokia.
The Infineon E-GOLDvoice system-on-chip solution combines a baseband processor, radio frequency transceiver,
power management unit
and RAM in a footprint measuring just 8 mm x 8 mm. The solution is designed for voice-centric phones with features like color display, text messages, MP3 quality ring tones and applications such as Integrated Handsfree and Speaking Clock.
“In order to sustain our clear leadership position in this high volume sector, it is critical for Nokia to offer most competitive and cost-effective portfolio of mobile phones to consumers in new growth markets,” said Soren Petersen, Senior Vice President, Entry Business Unit, Nokia. “Nokia aims to further improve the power performance in our entry level phones and reduce their size. Adding Infineon’s single-chip solution to Nokia’s portfolio of chipset suppliers helps us ensure access to optimized solutions for this important market.”
“Infineon is delighted to be selected as a single-chip supplier for Nokia’s entry level phones,” said Prof. Dr. Hermann Eul, member of the Infineon Management Board and head of the Communication Solutions business group. "We continue to focus our efforts on ensuring our customers’ success and assist them in achieving their strategic goals.”