NEC, Intel to Develop PMIC Solution for Mobile Internet Devices

NEC Electronics Corporation and its subsidiary in the United States, NEC Electronics America, Inc., announced that they have teamed with Intel Corporation to develop a power management IC (PMIC) solution optimized for mobile Internet devices (MIDs). The highly integrated PMIC solution will combine power management, logic, audio and communications functions. Intel-based MIDs are targeted to bring the best Internet experience in your pocket and will allow consumers to stay in touch with family, entertain with friends, stay informed and be productive on the go.

“NEC Electronics’ power management technology helps to maximize battery life, support high levels of integration and minimize motherboard space-critical requirements for emerging portable devices,” said Minoru Matsuda, General Manager, Power Management Devices Division, NEC Electronics Corporation. “Through our collaboration with Intel, we expect to deliver a PMIC solution that enhances the end-user experience by maximizing power efficiency, enabling the freedom to roam.”

“Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) is an emerging category and represents an exciting growth opportunity for the industry,” said Pankaj Kedia, Director of Global Ecosystem Programs in the Ultra Mobility Group at Intel Corporation. “NEC Electronics’ expertise in highly integrated power management solutions and Intel’s low power technologies, will enable smaller, thinner, sleeker MIDs with great battery life for the consumer.”

Initial samples of NEC Electronics’ power management ICs are expected to be available in Q3 of 2008.

NEC Electronics has strong experience developing highly integrated PMICs for customers in mobile markets for more than 15 years.

About NEC Electronics
NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) specializes in semiconductor products encompassing advanced technology solutions for the high-end computing and broadband networking markets, system solutions for the mobile handset, PC peripheral, automotive and digital consumer markets, and multi-market solutions for a wide range of customer applications. NEC Electronics Corporation has 25 subsidiaries worldwide including NEC Electronics America, Inc. and NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH.

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