Austin, TX – October 13, 2003 – To optimize the performance, efficiency and cost of products designed for next- generation wireless handset applications, the business group, Secure Mobile Solutions at Infineon Technologies, AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX) is licensing StarCore LLC’s portfolio of DSP cores and platforms. The Infineon group plans to use StarCore’s DSP technology as an integral part of its embedded systems and platforms that will be used to drive 2.5G and 3G wireless handsets and other communications products.
Advanced handsets and other mobile communications equipment require tremendous processing capability to handle the high volume of information flow commanded by advanced features such as video capture and transfer, Internet browsing, gaming and other data-intensive applications. Efficient processing is especially critical in the wireless arena where battery life is limited and code density becomes a factor. StarCore’s licensable DSP cores and subsystems are scaleable, synthesizable and easy to program to help communications original equipment manufacturers and system-on-achip designers meet these ever-increasing performance demands.
StarCore’s software-compatible roadmap and excellent software development support helps to accelerate the time to market. Easy code portability is key for wireless applications and StarCore has organized its products and services to make the technology adoption process seamless and easy to integrate.
“The designs we have produced based on the StarCore DSP technology have been very well received by our customers and we look forward to extending our range of StarCore DSP-based products,” said Klaus Hau, Vice President, Wide Area Wireless Unit, Secure Mobile Solutions Group, Infineon Technologies AG. “The StarCore DSP core will enable us to add additional features that our customers, particularly in the mobile handset space, are demanding.”
“We are very pleased to expand our relationship with Infineon through this long-term agreement,” said Tom Lantzsch, CEO of StarCore LLC. “Infineon’s decision to license StarCore technology for their next generation of communication devices endorses the performance and value proposition of our products. It also serves to validate our business model. Buying well- supported DSP intellectual property rather than making it yourself is a smart business decision.”
Financial details of the licensing agreement were not disclosed.
Further information about Infineon at www.infineon.com
About StarCore LLC
Based in Austin, Texas, StarCore LLC is a leader in the development of highperformance DSP architectures, cores and intellectual property building blocks for the communications and consumer electronics industries. For more information on StarCore LLC and its intellectual property and services, visit the company’s Web site at www.starcore-dsp.com.