Ericsson awarded Bluetooth license agreement by Wavecom

Press release
May 18, 2004 08:10 (GMT +00:00)
Wavecom SA, a worldwide provider of integrated wireless technology solutions, will embed the stack in their WISMO® platforms for the automotive and personal communication devices markets. A reference design has already been developed by Wavecom on its GSM/GPRS/GPS product, targeted at automotive customers. This is the first Bluetooth license agreement between Ericsson and Wavecom.

"We appreciate that Ericsson is one of the founders of the Bluetooth SIG and a leader in the Bluetooth arena," says Philippe Lanney, Automotive Product Marketing Manager at Wavecom. "They have provided us with a certified Bluetooth stack which we can integrate quickly and easily into our solutions. As a matter of fact, our agreement allowed us to develop, in record time, a reference design for the automotive market which is compatible with practically any chipset available on the market."

"Wavecom is a leading supplier of wireless solutions to the automotive and handset markets," says Johan Åkesson, Vice President Marketing at Ericsson Technology Licensing.  "They are cutting-edge in their segments and can quickly provide their customers with end-to-end solutions. This is the start of a fruitful collaboration." 

The WISMO® automotive platform, Wismo Quik Q2501, now, thanks to Bluetooth technology and special automotive features, enables hands-free telephony without the need to switch the SIM card from the mobile phone to the car phone. A Bluetooth link transfers the SIM information from the mobile phone to the built-in module in the car.
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.