With the growing volumes of WCDMA terminals, Ericsson Mobile Platforms has implemented a multiple supplier strategy for digital baseband ASICs.
This will enable Ericsson Mobile Platforms to continue leveraging the latest technology, manufacturing capabilities, and supply capacity in the market. Since the start of its operations, Ericsson Mobile Platform has had Texas Instruments (TI) as a strategic partner, and this relationship will continue.
In addition, Ericsson Mobile Platforms have, in accordance with the new multiple supplier strategy, signed an agreement with a second strategic hardware manufacturing partner for digital baseband ASICs, STMicroelectronics (ST). Deliveries of new commercial platforms consisting of digital baseband ASICs manufactured by ST has already started.
Ericsson Mobile Platforms design digital baseband ASICs together with their hardware manufacturing partners. With the multiple supplier strategy, Ericsson Mobile Platforms will continue to leverage its competence within cellular modem design and mobile terminal architecture across a broad supplier base. The hardware manufacturing partners bring competence in designing digital ASICs together with word class manufacturing capability in advanced technology nodes.
Ericsson Mobile Platforms is one of the leading platform suppliers in the world. To date, more than 58 WCDMA products have been launched based on technology from Ericsson Mobile Platforms.