Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) announced that its OMAP(TM) 2 platform has been selected to provide compelling multimedia functionality for one of NTT DoCoMo’s newest FOMA(R) 3G handsets, the FOMA N903i from NEC. Based on TI’s OMAP2430 processor, this handset delivers a wide range of entertainment and productivity functions, packaging some of the most desirable multimedia applications into a single handset supporting DVD-quality video and best-in- class VGA color display.
Leveraging the high-performance, power-efficient capabilities of TI’s OMAP2430 processor, consumers using the N903i will experience efficient multitasking communications such as full internet browsing, document viewing, and full music track downloading while supporting VGA resolution display. The OMAP2430 processor also enables smooth and easy functioning mobile TV and VGA resolution for viewing movies and video clips. Based on TI’s high- performance, low leakage 90-nanometer CMOS technology, the OMAP2430 integrates an ARM1136 RISC processor core and dedicated 2D/3D graphics hardware acceleration.
“We are pleased to build on our relationship with NEC as they maximize the capabilities of our OMAP 2 platform to deliver increasingly sleek, multimedia- rich handsets to the market,” said Richard Kerslake, TI’s worldwide general manager for 3G and OMAP business. “With TI’s OMAP 2430 processor, NEC has developed a handset that gives its customers access to the most desirable multimedia features available, including VGA screen, enhanced music capabilities with 3D effects and high-end gaming console functionality, all with longer battery life.”
Today’s announcement marks the fifth generation NEC family of handsets supported by TI’s OMAP platform, and underscores TI’s company’s commitment to provide high-quality, flexible wireless solutions for wireless markets worldwide. Drawing upon more than 15 years of wireless systems expertise, TI has shipped more than 100 million OMAP processors to date in more than 180 different mobile phone and PDA models.
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TI is the leading manufacturer of wireless semiconductors, delivering the heart of today’s wireless technology and building solutions for tomorrow. TI provides a breadth of silicon and software and over 15 years of wireless systems expertise that spans handsets and base stations for all communications standards, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, A-GPS, mobile TV and Ultra Wideband. TI offers custom to turn-key solutions, including complete chipsets and reference designs, OMAP application processors, as well as core digital signal processor and analog technologies built on advanced semiconductor processes.
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Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers’ real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company includes the Educational & Productivity Solutions business. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN.
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