We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Intel, Mitsubishi to make mobile phone chip sets

Chip giant inside next generation mobile phones

Intel and Mitsubishi are joining forces to develop and market a chip set for next-generation mobile phones and wireless devices.

Work on the chip set has already begun in Japan, and Intel and Mitsubishi said in a statement that they plan to expand the joint development effort into other parts of the world.

The jointly developed chip set will be highly integrated to enable multimedia functionality in forthcoming third-generation handsets, which are expected to offer much higher data transmission rates and speedier Internet access than current wireless networks.

NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest cellular service provider, is scheduled to launch the world's first commercial third-generation wireless network in a year's time.

For Intel, the world's largest semiconductor manufacturer, the tie-up with Mitsubishi is the latest in a series of recent moves aimed at allowing the chip giant to expand its reach beyond the desktop and into the wireless arena, one of the world's fastest growing markets for semiconductors.

The deal with Mitsubishi is non-exclusive, meaning that Intel will have the rights to market and sell the chip set resulting from the co-operation to third-party handset makers.


IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs HTC One mini 2 comparison review: Design and price beats additional...

IDG UK Sites

Why local multiplayer gaming is rapidly vanishing: we look at the demise of split-screen and LAN...

IDG UK Sites

Colour-depth not resolution is what will make 4K a success or failure

IDG UK Sites

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: Which new iPhone 6 model should I buy?