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Nokia and ST-Ericsson Partnering in TD-SCDMA

Nokia and ST-Ericsson today announced a long-term partnership in the area of TD-SCDMA technology and solutions. As part of the partnership, Nokia will be using ST-Ericsson as a key supplier of chipset platforms in its Symbian based TD-SCDMA devices and solutions portfolio.


The partnership with ST-Ericsson will bring Nokia’s industry leading involvement with the TD-SCDMA standard to the next level. The partnership will enhance both companies’ leadership position in China’s mobile market and will create a robust user experience for Chinese consumers.


Nokia, the world’s leading provider of mobile devices and solutions, has made firm commitments to TD-SCDMA development. In October, the company launched Nokia 6788, its first Symbian based TD-SCDMA phone and announced the creation of a dedicated TD-SCDMA R&D team in Beijing.


ST-Ericsson, a global leader in wireless platforms and semiconductors, is playing a leading role in China’s TD-SCDMA development. The company, through its Chinese subsidiary T3G, has been fully dedicated to the creation of new TD-SCDMA technology and devices for more than six years.


“TD-SCDMA is a core part of our strategy to deliver the best mobile user experience to Chinese people,” said Heikki Koivu, Vice President, TD-SCDMA, Nokia. “Based on Symbian, TD-SCDMA will be enriched by the mature Symbian ecosystem, its devices, services and solutions. At the same time, TD-SCDMA will offer Symbian ecosystem partners more opportunities in the future.”


“The long-standing collaboration between the companies now extends into a new area,” said Pascal Langlois, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at ST-Ericsson. The partnership will accelerate the pace of TD-SCDMA development, shorten time to market, and boost the TD market.”


Symbian is the world’s leading operating system for smart phones. Both Nokia and ST-Ericsson are playing active roles in Symbian Foundation.


About Nokia


Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world’s leading maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different ways - fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.


About ST-Ericsson


ST-Ericsson is a world leader in developing and delivering a complete portfolio of innovative mobile platforms and cutting-edge wireless semiconductor solutions across the broad spectrum of mobile technologies. The company is a leading supplier to the top handset manufacturers and ST-Ericsson’s products and technologies enable more than half of all phones in use today. The company generated pro-forma sales of about $3.6 billion in 2008. ST-Ericsson was established as a 50/50 joint venture by STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) in February 2009, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.


Media Enquiries:

Nokia

Communications

Tel. +358 7180 34900

Email: press.services@nokia.com

ST-Ericsson

Media Relations

Phone: +41 22 930 2733

E-mail: media.relations@stericsson.com

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