Fujitsu to Supply Flash Memory for CSR’s BluetoothTM Solutions

(PRWEB) July 12, 2002

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe GmbH today announced an agreement with Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) to supply Flash memory for CSR’s BlueCoreTM family of BluetoothTM chip solutions.

As part of the agreement, Fujitsu has created 3.0V, 4 Megabit (Mb) and 8Mb, Flash memory optimised for CSR. Fujitsu will also create 1.8V 4Mb and 8Mb Flash Memory for CSR.

The adoption of Fujitsu Flash memory solution allows CSR, the Bluetooth market leader, holding 60% share of the market, to offer a stable supply of BlueCore chipsets to meet customer requirements.

Clive Chelsom-Pill, CSR’s Commercial Manager said, “Fujitsu’s 3V Flash devices have been chosen as our preferred solution and are now included in all our reference designs. Fujitsu AMD Semiconductor Limited (FASL) silicon solutions are the most widely accepted Flash devices in the world. We are very pleased to partner with Fujitsu as they offer the best solution to meet the demanding requirements of Bluetooth designs with very competitive prices for our customers.” Chelsom-Pill continued, “Bluetooth developers can now buy the industry leading CSR BlueCore2-Ext product range bundled with either 3V 4Mbit or 8Mbit Flash from Fujitsu as a chipset directly from our CSR distribution network. With the BlueCore2-Ext (URT) we offer the most competitive solution on the market today.”

Masanobu Yoshida, Director of Fujitsu‘s Electronic Devices Group – System Memory Marketing Dept. said, “We are pleased to join with CSR as they are clearly the world leader in Bluetooth with the best solution, having 60% of all qualified Bluetooth designs. We feel the Bluetooth market is about to take off and view this partnership as an exciting prospect.”

Manfred Mettendorff, Marketing Manager of Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe added, “Fujitsu enables CSR to offer the most competitive packages with assured supply and responsive support. Close partnership with CSR will ensure Fujitsu will be able to meet time to market requirements of new dedicated Flash devices for the prospering Bluetooth market.”

*Bluetooth is a trademark owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and used by Fujitsu under license. BlueCore is a trademark of Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited. All product names and company names mentioned herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective firms.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, high-reliability/performance computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts make Fujitsu uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the broadband Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5 trillion yen (about US$ 38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/

About Fujitsu Microelectronics

Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe is a major supplier of semiconductor products to the European and global market. The company’s main business focus is on providing systems solutions to the networking/telecommunications, mobile communications, automotive and multimedia markets.

Fujitsu offers a broad range of semiconductor devices, including telecommunications ICs, RF devices, MPEG encoders and decoders, microcontrollers and microprocessors, FCRAMs and Flash memory. The company is also a leader in colour plasma display panels. Further information on Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe’s products is available on our WWW address at: http://www.fme.fujitsu.com

About CSR

CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio) specializes in providing single-chip radio devices to the global market for short-range wireless communications, including Bluetooth™. The company’s mission is to create the most highly integrated radio devices available, fabricated using standard CMOS technology, to provide its customers with the lowest cost of ownership of high quality digital radio.

CSR is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with offices in Richardson, Texas; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore and Aalborg, Denmark. More information about CSR can be found on the web site at http://www.csr.com

About Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a technology specification for low-cost, short-range radio links between mobile PCs, mobile phones and other portable devices. The Bluetooth specification defines, for the first time, a radio standard that allows mobile phones, hand-held computers and PCs to communicate wirelessly without manual user intervention. Bluetooth is lower in cost and power consumption than alternative wireless standards. More information about Bluetooth can be found on the SIG web site at http://www.bluetooth.com.

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Ibrar Ayyub

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