Arima Communications Corporation has selected Ericsson Mobile Platforms for their global WCDMA/GPRS handsets. The products will be based on the Ericsson U250 platform, which is the new generation of WCDMA/GPRS (3G) platform from Ericsson.

Sandeep Chennakeshu, head of Ericsson Mobile Platforms, says: "We are very pleased to enter into this cooperation with Arima to build products based on our U250 platform. Arima Communications Corp. is a world-leading original design manufacturer (ODM) and the choice of the U250 platform allows them to continue to offer new and exciting products with the latest technology and the highest quality to their customers worldwide."

With the agreement, the two companies will combine Ericsson's industry leading WCDMA/GPRS platform technology and Arima's full-range of vertically integrated core technologies to design, manufacture and deliver state-of-the-art solutions.

Owen Chen, President Arima Communications Corporation, says: "Ericsson Mobile Platform brings vast experience, innovation, leadership and a complete platform offering. We selected the platform due to the compact size, low power consumption and rich feature set. Ericsson has also demonstrated that its 3G platforms are the most stable in volume production. The U250 platform provides advanced multimedia application enablers such as support for multi-megapixel cameras, advanced network signaling features required by operators, a very compact size and low power consumption."

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.

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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. The 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 has taken an early lead in WCDMA with a 30% global market share in handset sales during 2004.


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 Arima Communications
Arima Communications was founded in August 1999 as a member of the Arima Group, specializing in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of mobile communications products. Currently, its main products are multi-band GSM/GPRS, smart phone and 3G mobile phones.


Arima Communications Corporation's strategy is to integrate market research, product design, R&D, manufacturing, product certification, global support and after sales service into a comprehensive solution in communication technology for customers.


In 2004, Arima Communications' consolidated revenue, approximately 26.6 billion NTD, became the number one mobile communications company in Taiwan.


Arima Communications is headquartered in Yingge, Taipei Jhonghe with operations. R&D centers are located in 4 places, Jhonghe and Hsinchu in Taiwan; Nanjing and Hangzhou in China.


Manufacturing centers are located in Yingge Taiwan and Wujiang China.