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Mobile World Congress - Infineon Shows a Broad Portfolio of Leading Edge Wireless Solutions


Barcelona, Spain - Infineon Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX) shows a rich, new portfolio of leading edge semiconductor products and solutions for cellular and wireless communications at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

“At this year’s fair, we show a comprehensive mobile communications portfolio from ultra low cost platforms, to entry and modem solutions”, states Dominik Bilo, Senior vice President Sales, Marketing and Distribution of the Infineon Technologies AG. “Infineon is well prepared to serve the growing trends in the mobile communication market and we are leveraging our unique advantages in the areas of true, monolithic integration. Our platform offerings are the most highly integrated solutions in the market and mostly best in class in terms of energy efficiency and cost position.”

With its new A-GPS Single-Chip, Infineon has successfully developed the next generation of advanced global positioning system technology. Samples of the XPOSYS™ are shown at the Infineon booth. The SoC (System-on-Chip) is manufactured in a 65nm process and provides increased performance and unique sensitivity up to -165dBm. Furthermore, power consumption has been reduced by 50 percent, increasing the battery life of products in which it is included. Also the footprint has been reduced by 25 percent, compared to the smallest GPS chip solution available in the market.

Infineon also shows a new low-cost platform solution to combine the power of the mobile internet with the benefits of 3G network connectivity. The Infineon XMM™ 6130 sets a new standard for enhanced mobile internet experience, offering higher data rates provided by 3G HSDPA. This makes the platform a competitive, cost optimized 3G solution. The platform is housing the X-GOLD™ 613, a cellular System-on-Chip, comprising of monolithically integrated 2G /3G digital and analog baseband plus power management functionality. It is manufactured in 65nm CMOS technology and is Infineon’s new platform generation for 2G/3G, taking the next step in bringing enhanced modem features such as HSDPA to the mass market.

Also in the area of Ultra low-cost mobile phones, Infineon shows the X-GOLD™ 110, the third Generation of Infineons successful family of GSM/GPRS ultra low-cost phones. The X-GOLD™ 110 is the world’s highest integrated and very cost effective one-chip solution with system costs (Bill of Material, BoM) for mobile phone manufacturers lower than 20 per cent compared to existing solutions, Infineon once again sets standards for the mobile phone industry. The X-GOLD 110 is the successor of Infineon’s very successful second Generation GSM/GPRS single-chip, the X-GOLD™ 101. More than 100 million ultra-low-cost mobile phones world wide have been equipped with Infineon’s chipset. Key success is the incomparably affordable cost position with more than 30 percent lower system costs. And the success has recently been honored: Infineon has been awarded with the prestigious Innovation Award of German Industry for the best technological innovation in the category of “large-scale enterprises” for this chipset.

Also shown at this year’s Mobile World Congress: The SMARTi™ LU is Infineon’s second Generation LTE Transceiver and underlines the company’s leading position in offering highly integrated and sophisticated solutions for future mobile communications markets. The SMARTi LU, a single-chip 65nm CMOS RF transceiver providing 2G/3G/LTE functionality, is tailored for highest LTE data rates up to 150 Mbps.

“This year’s Mobile World Congress will again see a focus on highest integration in mobile technologies and we see Infineon very well positioned in the field of monolithic integration”, concludes Dominik Bilo. “The industry now sees products in 65nm technology on display. But we can proudly say that Infineon offers the most advanced and competitive solutions in terms of cost and integration level. Our solutions perfectly serve the needs of network operators and mobile phone manufacturers.”

To get to know more about our solutions, visit Infineon at the fair in Barcelona at our booth (#19) in hall 1.

Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, communications, and security. In the 2008 fiscal year (ending September), the company reported sales of Euro 4.3 billion with approximately 29,100 employees worldwide. With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the U.S. from Milpitas, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX).


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