Ericsson Review, no. 01, 2005

    Written by: Michael Kornby

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    Ericsson Mobile Platforms (EMP) has transformed itself from an in-house technology development group into a leading supplier of third-generation mobile system (3G) technology for mobile phones.

    The introduction of 3G changes the landscape considerably for mobile phone manufacturers and operators, and EMP has positioned itself to provide them with advanced terminal platforms that will enable them to remain competitive in this environment.

    This article explains what EMP is, what products and values it offers, and how it works with customers.

    What is EMP?
    Established in September 2001, Ericsson Mobile Platforms is based on the research and development (R&D) group that developed the core technology for Ericsson’s mobile phones throughout the 1990s. On January 1, 2005, EMP became a Business Unit within Ericsson. Its headquarters and main development center are situated in Lund, Sweden. EMP also operates two large development centers in Basingstoke (UK) and RTP, North Carolina (US). In addition, it has R&D, sales and customer support teams in Tokyo (Japan), Shanghai (China), Taipei (Taiwan), Seoul (South Korea), and Grimstad (Norway).

    EMP provides mobile terminal technology to customers who want to develop and produce mobile phones for the GPRS, EDGE and WCDMA standards. The company’s mission is very simple: “Help customers sell more phones.”