Freescale and Motorola extend 3G device developments to 2008

Freescale and Motorola extend 3G device developments to 2008


Freescale Semiconductor has been selected by Motorola to develop their future 3G UMTS communications technology and products. 2008 is when these new Freescale powered Motorola devices are expected to hit the market, primarily using Freescale baseband, RF, power management and power amplifier components.

“Freescale and Motorola will continue to set the pace for world-class 3G technology across multiple tiers,” said Franz Fink, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Wireless & Mobile Systems Group. “We look forward to helping Motorola bring the benefits of 3G to consumers around the globe.”

Strategy Analytics estimates that one billion subscribers will be connected with 3G services by the year 2010. 3G has an estimated growth rate of 71% over the next five years according to the research firm.

Motorola’s plan to use Freescale’s 3G platforms will boost the networking performance of wireless devices; high-speed download packet access (HSDPA) and the low power single core architecture will make this possible.