Lenovo Selects Skyworks' GSM/GPRS Cellular System Solution
Woburn, Ma -- Skyworks Solutions, Inc. today announced that Lenovo Mobile, a subsidiary of Lenovo Group, has selected the company's highly integrated GSM/GPRS cellular system solution for use in several mobile handset models, including its popular G811 phone.
Lenovo Mobile is using Skyworks' complete cellular system solution to speed development of several handset models while accelerating volume ramp of its dual-band G811 GSM/GPRS platforms. Lenovo's G811 phone offers consumers a wide variety of capabilities that are enabled by Skyworks' system solution platform, including GPRS data support, WAP Web-browsing, enhanced messaging service (EMS), predictive text input, 40-bit polyphonic ring tone melodies, and downloadable games. Several other of Lenovo's next generation handsets will also be based on Skyworks' solution, reducing development costs and time-to-market, as it includes all of the required semiconductor content and associated software necessary to build a complete wireless terminal with improved performance and advanced multimedia features.
"Skyworks has played a pivotal role in helping Lenovo extend its popular information technology brand into the Chinese mobile handset marketplace," said Fei Hongxin, vice general manager of Lenovo Mobile. "Skyworks' simplified cellular handset architecture, with its outstanding system efficiency, allowed us to significantly reduce our development cycles."
"Lenovo is a perfect example of how quickly a leading consumer electronics manufacturer can expand its handset market share with feature-rich phones that are based on Skyworks' comprehensive cellular system platform," said Gregory L. Waters, VP of Cellular Systems at Skyworks. "We are delighted to be a part of Lenovo's rapid expansion and look forward to continuing to provide the highly integrated system solutions that meet their growth needs."
Skyworks pioneered the concept of developing complete semiconductor system solutions for cellular handset applications. This approach simplifies the design process and speeds time-to-market by providing all major ICs, a full operator-qualified, network-approved GSM/GPRS protocol stack, all necessary development tools and customer support for building a complete Internet-enabled platform.
Source: Skyworks Solutions