GENEVA -- STMicroelectronics today announced plans to develop baseband platform chips for next-generation handsets and mobile Internet devices with TTPCommunications plc, a supplier of digital cellular phone technology based in Cambridge, England.
The two companies said they have agreed to create platforms for products, using the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) and General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) standards. The partnership will focus on system-on-chip platforms, based on the ST100 digital signal processor (DSP) core from STMicroelectronics. Under the partnership, TTPCom will supply semiconductor intellectual property, which is known as "GSM Core," for rapid development of baseband ICs.
"By combining their valuable intellectual property with ST's design and technology capabilities, we will be in a position to build and deliver optimized GSM/GPRS baseband solutions," said Marie-Helene Sibille, general manager of STMicroelectronics' Wireless Communication Division.