LONDON Fabless semiconductor startup Icera (Bristol, England), which is developing processors for wireless communications, has joined the growing list of companies that have taken licences on some of Qualcomm’s W-CDMA Intellectual Property.
In November 2005, Icera announced that its first products and platforms are targeted at supporting HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) cellular broadband communications.
“Our wireless soft modem technology is a flexible, scalable software solution, and this W-CDMA patent license enables us to provide this solution to authorized WCDMA handset vendors,” said Stan Boland, president and CEO of Icera, in a statement.
Marvin Blecker, president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing, added: “Icera's license enables them to provide WCDMA software platforms to OEMs, thereby expanding the WCDMA competitive landscape. As an innovative, European-based supplier of wireless modem platforms, Icera's software solution will further expand the wide range of WCDMA platforms available to OEMs and wireless carriers.”