Ericsson and NEC Corporation have signed a license agreement for U250, the latest WCDMA/GPRS platform from Ericsson Mobile Platforms.

NEC has selected the U250 following their launch of the first I-mode based WCDMA phone in Europe, based on Ericsson's previous generation platform (U100). NEC is a strong global player and their selection of U250, is a strong endorsement of Ericsson 's state-of-the art technology.

With addition of Ericsson Mobile Platforms to NEC's portfolio, NEC will be ready to offer a wider range of 3G mobile terminals to meet the various demands of 3G mobile operators and end users in a timely manner, in response to the wide variety of services and functions required, as the 3G market and services grow and expand globally.

Ericsson Mobile Platforms' 3G-platform U250 is a highly integrated WCDMA/GPRS platform with advanced multimedia capabilities required for the growing 3G market. The U250 platform includes the functionality to equip mobile phones with multi-megapixel cameras, IMS protocols and clients, advanced audio and video capabilities, 3D graphics, and support for a wide variety of mass storage memories.

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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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


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About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) (FTSE: 6701q.l) is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. Ranked as one of the world's top patent-producing companies, NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide and had net sales of 4,906 billion yen (approx. $47 billion) in the fiscal year ended March 2004. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com/