Motorola and Siemens form relationship to accelerate availability of 3G handsets

Motorola and Siemens form relationship to accelerate availability of 3G handsets Deal includes supply of i.300 wireless platform and handsets Siemens Information and Communication Mobile (IC Mobile) and Motorola today announced a collaboration on the development of Siemens mainstream UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) terminals using Motorola' s i.300 Innovative Convergencetm 3G platform, a comprehensive silicon-to-software, integrated UMTS solution. Siemens' outstanding competence in mobile networks and solutions has already been demonstrated in the first commercial UMTS networks in Europe. Moreover, joining forces for interoperability testing (IOT) with real equipment in an end-to-end environment will enable both partners to strengthen their leadership position in 3G mobile communications. Motorola and Siemens are positioned to accelerate market adoption of 3G and make a new, multimedia communication experience available to their customers and consumers. With this long-term agreement, Motorola SPS will provide Siemens with the i.300 Innovative Convergence platform including the DragonBalltm MX microprocessor series, which provides applications processing and multimedia capabilities. With the i.300 platform, Siemens IC Mobile acquires unprecedented flexibility for developing and delivering integrated state-of-the-art UMTS products, tailored to the needs of Siemens' customers. This is a major step to support all of Siemens' customers as they migrate to UMTS. The first UMTS terminals based on the i.300 platform are expected to be available in early 2004. In order to prepare Siemens' customers for a seamless adoption of this new technology at earliest availability, Motorola' s Personal Communications Sector (PCS) will provide Siemens with its first 3G terminals, specifically customized for Siemens, from fourth quarter 2002 and into 2003. "This decision will best position Siemens to support our customers on their way to UMTS and to achieve rapid adoption of this new technology in the market place," emphasized Rudi Lamprecht, member of the Managing Board at Siemens AG. "Together with the experience we have in installing and starting the first UMTS networks in Europe, at the Isle of Man and in Monaco, as well as our mobile solutions, we will extend our end-to-end solutions to 3G. We are, therefore, poised to take advantage of tremendous growth opportunities. And, importantly, we are able to prepare the market with our customers for the real value UMTS will bring to the consumer." "Our relationship with Siemens mobile is powerful proof of Motorola' s leadership in 3G technology, including integrated UMTS chipset technology and dual-mode UMTS terminals. It also confirms that our wireless platform strategy meets market expectations," said Edward Breen, president and chief operating officer, Motorola. "Siemens has long been among the top global brands, and their confidence in us is driven both by our expert wireless systems knowledge and by the strength of our i.300 platform. Motorola and Siemens are formidable leaders in technology and innovation. As our collaboration enables the more rapid adoption of UMTS networks, this agreement will benefit Siemens, Motorola, our customers and the consumer." The first device that Siemens intends to bring to market in 2002 will be based on the Motorola' s A820, which meets a full array of enterprise communication and entertainment needs in one handheld, compact device. This terminal, which is based on technology from which the i.300 platform is being developed, combines high-speed voice, data and video capabilities such as MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Multi-call, camera, MP3 player, downloadable ring tones, games and Bluetoothtm wireless technology. About the i.300 platform The i.300 platform, announced in February 2002, gives terminal providers fast and easy access to extremely complex embedded UMTS technology, which Motorola has been developing and testing for the past five years. It is a seamless, full-system solution for developing competitive voice- data phones, feature-rich multimedia phones, and video-communicators. The industries' first comprehensive 3G UMTS platform combines all the elements required to launch a next-generation network: an advanced chipset, UMTS application platform software, development tools, reference design, test environments, and type certification support. The DragonBall MX microprocessor based on the ARM9tm core features an optimal balance of low power, high performance, the industry' s highest integration and a rich peripheral set. About Siemens IC Mobile The Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (IC Mobile) offers the complete range of mobile solutions including mobile devices, infrastructure and applications. Devices include mobile phones, wireless modules, mobile organizers and cordless phones as well as products for wireless home networks. The infrastructure portfolio includes GSM, GPRS and 3G mobile network technologies from base stations and switching systems to intelligent networks, e.g. for prepaid services. Mobile Applications cover end-to-end solutions for Messaging, Location Based Services or Mobile Payment. For the fiscal year 2001 (September 30), IC Mobile recorded sales of EUR 11.3 billion and employed 30,730 people worldwide. You can access further information about Siemens IC Mobile on the Internet at http://www.siemens-mobile.com About Motorola As the world's #1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector creates DigitalDNAtm system-on-chip solutions for a connected world. Our strong focus on wireless communications and networking enables customers to develop smarter, simpler, safer and synchronized products for the person, work team, home and automobile. Motorola's worldwide semiconductor sales were $ 4.9 billion (USD) in 2001. http://www.motorola.com/semiconductors/ Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2001 were $ 30 billion. http://www.motorola.com MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and all other trademarks indicated as such herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. ??Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. ??2001 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Any statements in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties; actual results may differ from the forward-looking statements. Siemens AG undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Siemens Press Contact: Axel Heim (Press Spokes Person) Tel: +49 (0) 89 636 41325 Fax: +49 (0) 89 636 53484 Email: Axel.Heim@siemens.com Motorola Press Contacts: Motorola Amerikas Press Contact: Carolin Smith Motorola, Inc. Tel: +1 512 895 2446 Email: Carolin.Smith@motorola.com Motorola Europe Press Contact: Regina Cirmonova Motorola, Inc. Tel: +41 22 799 13 40 Fax: +41 22 799 12 58 Email: Regina.Cirmonova@motorola.com Motorola Japan Press Contact: Koichi Yoshimura Motorola Japan Ltd. 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