Allgon and Motorola develop products for third generation wireless terminals

Allgon and Motorola develop products for third generation wireless terminals Allgon Mobile Communications and Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector co- operate in a strategic project to develop the next generation terminal antennas. Motorola brings expertise in Radio Frequency Micro Electro- Mechanical Systems (RF MEMS) and Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) and Allgon brings expertise in antenna solutions for wireless terminals. Allgon and Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector have signed a Letter of Intent to cooperate in developing new technology for antenna systems intended for third generation wireless multimedia terminals. Allgon's DCA concept (Digitally Controlled Antenna) will use the new RF MEMS technology from Motorola. This is the next generation's antenna solution for multimedia terminals, which gives superior transmission quality, a very important factor for wireless Internet. The DCA concept and the RF MEMS technology enables the complex antenna solutions needed for multimedia terminals where the increased data speed requires a much better radio performance then in today's cellular systems. The DCA cooperation will also involve other advanced radio components, so called RFIC. - This new technology drastically reduces the transmission losses. It gives longer talk time and less heat generation in the wireless terminal, says Björn Berndtsson, President Allgon Mobile Communications. - Motorola is making a strategic investment in the area of RF MEMS technology for advanced mobile terminal solutions. Allgon is the perfect partner for us given their leading know-how of antenna systems. RF MEMS technology and RFIC is a part of Motorola's DigitalDNA technologies, which make products smarter and more easy to use, says Stefan Ahlquist, European Sales Director at Motorola Semiconductor Product Sector. Products are expected to reach the market by the end of year 2001. About Allgon Allgon's business concept is to develop, manufacture and market radio-based solutions and other products for wireless telephony and data communications. Allgon's product range consists of antenna systems for infrastructure in mobile telephone networks; filters, combiners and similar products for base stations; repeater networks; microwave equipment; mobile telephone antennas; wireless local networks and Bluetooth products. Allgon's invoiced sales amounted to SEK 2,136 million in 1999. The number of employees at the end of 1999 amounted to 1,249. Allgon was founded in 1946. For more information about Allgon: About Motorola As the world's No.1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector offers multiple DigitalDNA technologies which enable its customers to create "smart" products and new business opportunities in the networking and computing, wireless communications, transportation, and imaging and entertainment markets. Motorola's worldwide semiconductor sales were $7.4 billion (USD) in 1999. Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 1999 were $33.1 billion. DigitalDNA is a trademark of Motorola. For further information please contact: Allgon: Björn Berndtsson Tel: +46 8 540 823 55 or President, +46 708241 409 Allgon Mobile Communications AB Motorola: Regina Cirmonova Tel: +41 22 799 1258 Communications Specialist Motorola Semiconductor Product Sector ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT The following files are available for download: