Nokia and ST-Ericsson have announced a long-term partnership in the area of TD-SCDMA technology and solutions. As part of the partnership, Nokia will be using ST-Ericsson as a key supplier of chipset platforms in its Symbian-based TD-SCDMA devices and solutions portfolio. The partnership with ST-Ericsson will take Nokia’s industry leading involvement with the TD-SCDMA standard to the next level – enhancing both companies’ leadership position in China’s mobile market and creating a compelling user experience for Chinese consumers.
Nokia has made firm commitments to TD-SCDMA development. Last month, the company launched the Nokia 6788, its first Symbian-based TD-SCDMA phone, and announced the creation of a dedicated TD-SCDMA R&D team in Beijing. ST-Ericsson, a global leader in wireless platforms and semiconductors, is playing a leading role in China’s TD-SCDMA development. The company, through its Chinese subsidiary T3G, has been dedicated to the creation of new TD-SCDMA technology and devices for more than six years.