Nokia and Texas Instrumentsannounce a Series 60 Reference Design
to help new manufacturers to get started on Series 60 design, providing a shorter time to market.
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First commercially available Reference Implementation for the Series 60 Platform reduces mobile phone development costs and significantly cuts down time to market
February 23, 2004 -3GSM World Congress, Cannes, France -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK), and Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:TXN) (TI) today introduced the first pre-integrated and validated Series 60 Reference Implementation based on TI's OMAP(TM) processor-powered reference design. The Reference Implementation is available immediately to Series 60 licensees. Today's announcement is the result of Nokia and TI's collaboration combining their technology expertise. As an extension of this first-pass success, Nokia and TI are working together to extend this Reference Implementation to key wireless standards, such as EDGE, CDMA2000 and UMTS. "The Reference Implementation work we started a year ago had two clear targets:_ provide shorter time-to-market and deliver better cost- efficiency for our customers. We estimate that the Reference Implementation will enable Series 60 Platform licensees to cut development costs by approximately one third and decrease time-to- market by many months," said Antti Vasara, Vice President of Technology Marketing and Sales, Technology Platforms, Nokia. "More importantly, the Reference Implementations will also minimize the time it takes for any customer to launch its phone product to market thanks to the high quality software release." "Thanks to TI's size- and cost-optimized OMAP730-powered reference design and Nokia's unique Series 60 Platform offering, the Reference Implementation is a major step forward in the development of high- volume smartphones," said Alain Mutricy TI, Vice President and General Manager, Cellular Systems. "This combination of expertise once again enables the acceleration of innovation as well as new generations of differentiated mobile devices." The Reference Implementation is the result of a collaboration effort to adapt, optimize and integrate the Series 60 Platform with TI's OMAP730- powered reference design and Symbian OS(TM). Leveraging the Series 60 ecosystem, the overall system validation was performed and validated by Elektrobit Group, PLC, one of the first Series 60 Platform Boutiques, announced today. Elektrobit contributed by providing the key services in integration of software and hardware, and the testing of the implementation. Texas Instruments'OMAP730 highly integrated processor includes both the modem and the application engines on a single chip. As part of its reference design, TI also provides the protocol stack software, the analog baseband, the power management devices as well as the quad- band direct-conversion RF. Series 60 is currently the leading smart phone platform in the world. It is licensed by some of the foremost mobile phone manufacturers including Samsung, Sendo, Siemens, Panasonic and Nokia. The success of the platform amongst the licensees ensures a large Series 60 device base and a diverse product portfolio. The licensees, together with operators and developers, drive innovation into the platform exploiting their vast experience and expertise in the mobile communication industry. This relentless innovation assures the solid competitiveness of the Series 60 Platform. For more information, please visit www.series60.com.
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications._ Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed broadband and IP networks._ By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people._ Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on five major exchanges. About Texas Instruments
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