Cambridge, UK -- July 3, 2006
– TTPCom Limited (“TTPCom”) today announces that it has extended its existing partnership with Silicon Laboratories (Nasdaq: SLAB) to allow TTPCom’s GSM/GPRS protocol software to be distributed directly on Silicon Laboratories’ AeroFONE™ single-chip cellular platform.
The AeroFONE™ single-chip phone is a cost effective and easy to use platform for entry level and feature phone GSM/GPRS handsets. The platform integrates the digital and analogue baseband, quad band transceiver, power management unit and battery charging circuitry for a GSM/GPRS class 12 cellular phone in a single, monolithic CMOS IC. By extending the existing relationship with TTPCom, Silicon Laboratories will now license the protocol software directly alongside the AeroFONE platform. This will allow AeroFONE customers to have a single point of contact for platform development and support.
Julian Hildersley, managing director of TTPCom’s silicon business unit comments, “Customers buy the protocol software and platform for use together, so this new way of working simplifies the process for them. We anticipate that this business model will allow all parties to benefit from operational efficiencies.”
“Time to market is a key issue for handset makers and we want to do all that we can to streamline licensing and support arrangements for our customers,” added Dan Rabinovitsj, Vice President of Silicon Laboratories. About TTPCom
With 10 offices and development centres around the world, TTPCom Ltd. is the principal operating subsidiary of TTP Communications plc (LSE: TTC). The company develops intellectual property used in the design and manufacture of wireless communication terminals. TTPCom licenses its technology to leading semiconductor and terminal manufacturers worldwide, including Analogue Devices, Intel, LG, NEC, Renesas, Sharp and Siemens.
TTPCom has established a leading position with its 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 150 million devices using TTPCom technology have been shipped world wide. More information can be found on TTPCom's website at: http://www.ttpcom.com
. About Silicon Laboratories AeroFONE Single-Chip Phone
Silicon Laboratories’ Si490x AeroFONE family offers the first fully functional and completely integrated single-chip phone. Based on breakthrough innovation generations ahead of any current product offering, AeroFONE offers superior integration, software flexibility, all without sacrificing RF performance. For more information about the AeroFONE single-chip phone, please visit www.silabs.com/aerofone