Nokia to develop single-chip mobile phones
Nokia and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today announced collaboration whereby Nokia will develop the world's first phones which will incorporate a single chip solution based on TI's Digital RF Processor (DRP) technology. TI's single-chip solution, which consolidates all major functions, was sampled in December 2004 and was developed through TI's advanced 90nm CMOS manufacturing technology. By adopting TI's DRP-based single-chip technology for its future mobile phones, Nokia will be able to offer more cost-effective, powerful handsets with reduced board space and extended battery life. The first single-chip Nokia phones will be voice-centric and will target the entry-level mobile phone market.