TOKYO, July 27 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, announces it has entered into a licensing agreement with NTT DOCOMO, INC. regarding "LTE-PF," a mobile-terminal platform based on Long Term Evolution (LTE). Upon the completion of the LTE-PF licensing agreement with DOCOMO, MediaTek plans to integrate this LTE technology with its 2G and 3G technologies to provide solutions for Japan and global markets.
This agreement is the first-phase of MediaTek's strategic cooperation with DOCOMO. MediaTek hopes to strengthen and broaden this cooperation into a more strategic and comprehensive long-term partnership including inter-operability testing, joint worldwide marketing and technology initiatives. Under the licensing agreement, MediaTek will promote and market its LTE-PF-based advanced mobile platform with its global customers and partners.
"MediaTek has earned a market-leading reputation in the 2G era. We will continue to innovate from 2G into 3G and 3G into LTE," said Ming-Kai Tsai, Chairman and CEO of MediaTek. "This licensing agreement will not only enable MediaTek to offer a globally interoperable LTE mobile platform but also allows us to provide our customers and partners with cutting-edge wireless communication solutions and a smooth transition from 3G to 4G and beyond. We look forward to building upon this important agreement to further deepen our relationship with DOCOMO."
"We are pleased with MediaTek's decision to adopt our LTE mobile-terminal platform," said Toshio Miki, Managing Director of Communication Device Development Department of DOCOMO. "The agreement marks the start of strategic cooperation between DOCOMO and MediaTek to help popularize LTE, which will enable MediaTek's LTE products to spread throughout the global mobile market and enable DOCOMO to introduce LTE-compatible consumer services for enriched user experiences."
To optimize and increase adoption of MediaTek's LTE mobile phone platform by Japanese mobile phone manufacturers, MediaTek will jointly conduct its inter-operability testing with DOCOMO in Japan.
About MediaTek Inc.
MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code "2454", MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales and research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark and England. For more information, please visit MediaTek's website at http://www.mediatek.com .
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