The new 3G/UMTS products by SAGEM will be based on the Ericsson dual mode 3G/WCDMA platform, which is a highly integrated, stable and commercially proven solution.

Under this license agreement Ericsson Mobile Platforms will supply SAGEM with its U100 platform for 3G/WCDMA devices, which is a compact and powerful platform with best in class power consumption and advanced integrated multimedia feature support.

"SAGEM's choice of Ericsson Mobile Platforms as a partner for their 3G/WCDMA products is a strong qualification of our technology and leadership in 3G/UMTS," said Sandeep Chennakeshu, head of Ericsson Mobile Platforms. "SAGEM is renowned for their high quality and advanced design capabilities."

"This is an important step toward 3G/UMTS technology for SAGEM," declared Thierry Buffenoir, Managing Director of SAGEM's Mobile Phones Division. "With Ericsson Mobile Platforms and our handset business knowledge and design skills we will be ready to launch very attractive consumer products."

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About Ericsson Mobile Platforms
Ericsson Mobile Platforms offers complete, end-to-end interoperability tested platforms across 2.5 and 3G. A common software platform for GPRS, EDGE and WCDMA/GPRS terminals enables application portability, stability, security and state of the art power consumption and size. Technology is based on our global standardization leadership and the world's strongest Intellectual Property Rights for 2.5 and 3G systems.

Ericsson Mobile Platforms' delivery includes reference design, platform software, ASIC's and development boards, development and test tools, industrialization software, support, training and documentation.

Ericsson Mobile Platforms is a Business Unit within the Ericsson Group.

About SAGEM
Groupe SAGEM is an international high-technology group. Major league player in the world, and number one of the French mobile telephones market, SAGEM was Europe's first actor in fax machines and provider of global solutions and multi-service networks. Third largest European group in the defense and security electronics market, world leader in fingerprint biometrics as well as major actor in avionics and on-board information systems for aircraft, SAGEM maintains a presence in more than 20 countries worldwide.