LONDON – Dialog Semiconductor plc has started shipping a power management and audio IC for use by Samsung in Android smartphones, initially targeting the China TD-SCDMA market.
Dialog (Kircheim-unter-Teck, Germany) has announced it is shipping system-level power management and Class D audio ICs in a single package to Samsung for use in its S-5368 TD-SCDMA smartphone. The S-5368 is targeted at the Chinese market and will be distributed via China Mobile, the largest Chinese mobile phone operator.
The S-5368 offers touch-screen capability and is based on the Android 2.3 operating system. The power management IC is configurable for multiple phones and the audio codec IC includes a DSP, Dialog said.
"We now look forward to the global roll-out of additional models based on this platform in the coming months, which will also include smartphones for the very popular Galaxy S-II series," said Jalal Bagherli, CEO of Dialog, in a statement.
Smartphones, with an annual growth of 44 percent in the last year, accounted for 26 percent of all handset sales during Q3 2011. Samsung shipped 28 million smartphones and was the world’s largest smartphone vendor by volume with 24 percent market share, Dialog said.
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