LONDON Nokia and ST-Ericsson have announced a long-term partnership in the area of TD-SCDMA technology and ICs. As part of the partnership, Nokia will use ST-Ericsson as a supplier of chipsets for its Symbian-based TD-SCDMA portfolio.
TD-SCDMA (time division synchronous code division multiple access) is the basis of Chinese domestic standard for 3G communications.
In October Nokia launched the 6788, its first Symbian-based TD-SCDMA phone and announced the creation of a dedicated TD-SCDMA R&D team in Beijing. ST-Ericsson, through its Chinese subsidiary T3G, has been dedicated to the creation of TD-SCDMA technology and devices for more than six years.
"TD-SCDMA is a core part of our strategy to deliver the best mobile user experience to Chinese people," said Heikki Koivu, vice president for TD-SCDMA at Nokia, in a statement.
"The long-standing collaboration between the companies now extends into a new area," said Pascal Langlois, chief sales and marketing officer at ST-Ericsson, in the statement.
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