LONDON ARM Holdings plc and Infineon Technologies AG have extended their licensing deal that will see the German chip maker moving from using its own proprietary solution in its low cost mobile phone platform to using ARM processors in the future.
Infineon has been one of the most successful players recently in having its platform designed in by OEMs and ODMs for Ultra Low Cost handsets.
In May, fast growing Chinese mobile phone manufacturer ZTE Corporation chose Infineon's second generation ultra-low cost (ULC) platform based on the single-chip E-gold device as the basis of its latest phones targeting emerging mobile markets.
And earlier in the year, Nokia selected Infineon's E-Goldvoice chip for some of its entry-level GSM phones.
Infineon has also expanded the use of ARM processors across all next-generation Infineon baseband architectures.
"ARM continues to devote significant focus to the mobile space and this latest move by Infineon to use our technology across all mobile phone segments is a very positive one," commented Rob Coombs, global director, mobile marketing, ARM.