MANHASSET, N.Y. Motorola Inc. has acquired a European team of i-mode design employees and a research center in western France from Melco Mobile Communication Europe (MMCE), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Rennes facility will become a European i-mode focused development center for Motorola. The Rennes team will initially address the 2.5G European i-mode market, as well as help design and develop upcoming Motorola platforms in the 3G European i-mode markets.
"The Rennes research and development team, with its ability to design some of the most advanced i-mode products in the European market, is a welcome addition to Motorola," said Ron Garriques, president of Motorola Mobile Devices, in a statement. "The Rennes team offers Motorola unmatched capabilities in i-mode development and integration, as well as strong branded services and testing skills."