Motorola Shows New 3G/4G WiMAX Modem Chipset for Handhelds

Motorola today announced it will be showcasing its mobile WiMAX chipset modem
solution at WiMAX World USA. The chipset is part of
Motorola's new "controlled application centric architecture" that will support 3G and 4G mobile devices.

Dsigned to
deliver ultra-high-speed functionality through thin devices, this WiMAX
chipset modem solution is optimized for both size and low power
consumption to further connect consumers around the globe with mobile
wireless broadband. It is scheduled to be released in early 2008.

Motorola Unveils Revolutionary WiMAX Chipset for Handheld Devices

Motorola's new WiMAX chipset modem enables mobile WiMAX for a
variety of new experiences through voice and data-centric devices with
a chipset solution that surpasses existing 3G technology:


  -- Cost -- The 4G feature-rich implementation accelerates migration to 4G
networks from existing 3G technologies in a cost effective solution.

-- Size -- The fully integrated memory enables a small footprint suitable
for development of revolutionary form factors.

-- Speed -- DSL or cable-like speeds open up mobile broadband business
models for carriers.

-- Power -- More efficient power consumption as compared to existing 3G
technology, powers the true wireless internet to a consumer's hand.

The new WiMAX chipset modem solution is scheduled to debut in
Motorola's line-up of WiMAX mobile devices beginning in 2008 for
various carriers around the world, including Sprint's Xohm business
unit. This solution supports Motorola's ongoing commitment to
delivering WiMAX end-to-end solutions and specifically, to the
development of the eco-system of devices enabled with WiMAX.

"The introduction of the WiMAX chipset modem solution marks yet
another significant milestone in Motorola's end-to-end WiMAX solutions
portfolio, allowing users to enjoy a superior Mobile Internet
experience," said Gary Koerper, vice president Platform Planning and
Systems Architecture, Motorola. "With this chipset, Motorola has been
able to redefine what is possible for WiMAX mobile devices, enabling a
wider portfolio of devices, from voice-centric handsets to multimedia

Technical Details

Motorola's new modem solution, consisting of a baseband modem and
radio reference solution, has been tested with Motorola's own
market-leading WiMAX infrastructure solutions, and the core modem
technology has been verified with infrastructure equipment from other
leading vendors. The modem is designed for WiMAX 802.16e Wave 1.0 and
2.0 compliance, supporting advanced MIMO matrix A and B antenna

Motorola WiMAX Leadership

Motorola is a market-leading provider of end-to-end WiMAX solutions
with contracts for 12 commercial systems and active engagements in more
than 40 WiMAX trials worldwide since late 2006.

WiMAX technology is changing the way the telecommunications industry
is looking to connect people to people, and to the information and
entertainment they want on-the-go. WiMAX technology will allow
consumers, businesses and government to experience a data network that
offers faster speeds, greater convenience and enhanced multimedia
quality. WiMAX also makes broadband accessible in all regions of the
world for fixed, portable and mobile users with the most
cost-effective, fastest and easiest-to-deploy option in the market
today, often providing an economical way to provide telecom service
where previously there was none.