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    Siemens goes for Qualcomm WCDMA chips


    Qualcomm has gone public with one of its first deals to supply its WCDMA technology to a major European mobile manufacturer.

    Siemens will build its UMTS phones on Qualcomm’s WCDMA chipsets, from its branded Mobile Station Modem portfolio. The announcement comes as Qualcomm gears up its move into the European market (see p8).
    “Siemens has a long tradition of providing high quality products, and our selection of Qualcomm’s chipsets will enable us to continue that tradition,” said Thorsten Heins, Member of the Board of Siemens Communications. Â “Qualcomm’s WCDMA product portfolio provides us with the ability to create multiple products across varied market segments while reducing development costs.”
    “This agreement is another endorsement of the quality achieved by the rigorous end-to-end modem and applications testing that Qualcomm is known for in the industry,” said Dr. Sanjay K Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. Â “We’ve developed a long-term WCDMA (UMTS) strategy that expands our portfolio to include EDGE, HSDPA and Enhanced Uplink — providing our customers with solutions that achieve their short- and long-term goals.”

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