January 7, 2003 - 3G technology company UbiNetics has signed a licensing agreement with National Semiconductor Corporation to jointly develop next-generation wireless chipsets for the handset market.
Under the terms of the agreement, UbiNetics will supply multi-mode GSM/GPRS/W-CDMA system protocol software that will enable National to provide wireless chipsets to the global handset market.
"National is focused on the mobile handset market and is developing products that will meet the increased power and performance demands of today's mobile phones," said Jean-Louis Bories, vice-president of National's IA and Wireless Division. "This licensing agreement with UbiNetics will allow National to further develop its next-generation products in this crucial area."
"For a company of National's size and reputation to endorse UbiNetics' technology in this way is great testament to the hard work and skill-set of the UbiNetics team," said Björn Krylander, CEO at UbiNetics. "It reinforces the company's reputation as one of the leading players in the development of
next-generation wireless technologies to the global telecom industry,"
UbiNetics is a next generation wireless communications technology company. It designs and develops innovative 3G, 2.5G and 2G products and solutions for wireless data and voice applications and is a leader in 3G test and measurement equipment.
The company's 3G Test Mobile has become the industry de-facto standard for WCDMA infrastructure testing. This, together with the portable TM200 Test Mobile and other test solutions, positions UbiNetics at the centre of 3G interoperability testing. UbiNetics also provides the industry's most robust protocol software and physical layer IP portfolio for 3G chipset and handset developers and manufacturers. The company has developed a unique range of creative products for UMTS and GPRS/GSM applications including customised embedded modules and development tools.
The company was formed in January 1999 from PA Consulting Group's Wireless Telecommunications Practice. Since 1999, UbiNetics has grown to over 400 employees with activities in the UK (Cambridge and Swindon), the US, Japan, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Further information about UbiNetics can be found at www.ubinetics.com