Cambridge, UK, 1 July 2005
. TTPCom, the leading independent supplier of digital wireless technology, today announces the first volume shipment of handsets to result from its collaboration with Intel. The first phones, launched this month in O2 shops in the UK are based on TTPCom's industry leading protocol stack and Intel’s advanced 2.5 G cellular platform. The handset, called the O2 XM, is a GSM/ GPRS dedicated music device, which includes MP3, 1.3mega pixel camera, progressive download and Java capability.
Ian Clarke, Head of Devices at O2 comments: "We are delighted to launch the O2 XM – our high quality music phone – which takes full advantage of the powerful combination of TTPCom’s industry-leading protocol stack and Intel’s high performance processor technology. We have previously launched many O2 products that use the TTPCom protocol stack – this latest implementation in the O2 XM is the proof that TTPCom’s multi-platform strategy is now a reality.”
Richard Walker, director of TTPCom's software business unit adds: "We strongly believe in delivering choice and efficiency to the industry. This latest handset shipment demonstrates that our warranted software is now also proven on Intel chipsets. Our philosophy, to offer the same proven protocol software across multiple platforms, enables operators to reduce the burden of interoperability testing whilst maintaining diversity of supply.”
About TTPCom and Intel
The TTPCom and Intel collaboration was established to offer choice for handset developers in an increasingly segmented market. The relationship involves a combined roadmap and has resulted in the creation of a joint office, based near TTPCom’s Cambridgeshire headquarters. This facility is staffed by a combination of TTPCom and Intel experts to offer a single point of contact for complete system support for all 2G and 3G customers.
With 10 offices and development centres around the world, TTPCom Ltd (www.ttpcom.com) is the principal operating subsidiary of TTP Communications plc (LSE: TTC). The company is the leading independent developer of intellectual property used in the design and manufacture of wireless communication devices. TTPCom licenses its technology to leading semiconductor and terminal manufacturers worldwide, including Analog Devices, Intel, LG, NEC, Renesas and Sharp.
TPCom has established a world leading position with its GPRS, EDGE and 3G protocol software; offers rapid customisation of handsets through its AJAR applications framework; and develops both radio and baseband cellular engines through its macro products. More than 40 million products using TTPCom technology were shipped during 2004.