TAIPEI, TAIWAN & SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Silicon Motion Technology Corp., a leading fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets semiconductor solutions for multimedia consumer electronics, announced that its new LTE transceiver has been adopted by Samsung Electronics and is now shipping in a number of Samsung LTE handsets including the world's first LTE 4G mobile handset, the Samsung Craft (SCH-R900), the world's first LTE Android handset, the Samsung Indulge (SCH-R910), and Samsung's first LTE Android handset for Verizon, the Samsung Droid Charge (SCH-I510).
Our new FC7800 series of LTE transceivers represents the leading-edge RF design and technology capabilities of Silicon Motion's mobile communications business which trades under our FCI brand.
"Samsung is an innovative global handset leader that we have been working very closely with for many years. We are proud to announce that we have been chosen by Samsung and have begun shipping our LTE transceivers for the world's first LTE mobile handset and the world's first Android LTE mobile handset, available in the US with Verizon and MetroPCS," said Wallace Kou, President and CEO of Silicon Motion.
"Mobile communications continues to be a core Silicon Motion product line and new, advanced products such as this are critical in expanding our business and driving long-term growth for our Company. We continue to support Samsung in developing new, leading-edge mobile communications devices and expect our LTE business to grow significantly in 2011."
"Silicon Motion has been a strong partner of Samsung for many years," said Jeff Hwang, Vice President of Samsung's R&D North America and CDMA Mobile Communications Group. "We wanted to deliver the most advanced 4G LTE handset and chose Silicon Motion for their strong RF design expertise. We continue to value our close working relationship with Silicon Motion and expect to maintain our strong partnership in the future."
"Samsung is a major customer and strategic partner for our RF and mobile TV SoC products," said Sangwoo Han, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Silicon Motion's Mobile Communications product line. "We will continue to develop our multi-band 4G LTE RF products to meet our customers' needs and capitalize on the rapidly growing LTE market opportunity."
Our FCI FC7800 series of LTE RF transceivers represents the cutting edge in mobile RF technology, and products from this series currently in production include FC7831 and FC7850. This series of LTE transceivers was developed by the Company's R&D team in Korea in conjunction with Samsung to accelerate time-to-market for LTE solutions that require high performance, low power consumption and small die size with tight baseband integration to rapidly bring advanced LTE handsets to wireless carriers that are introducing commercial 4G LTE wireless services worldwide.
Our first product, FC7830, which was launched early last year is a single-chip CMOS LTE transceiver in a 7mm x 7mm BGA package and offers MIMO diversity with two receive and one transmit capability for high data rate support. FC7831 is an enhanced version of FC7830 with lower power consumption. FC7850 is a LTE plus HSPA+ single-die solution. In the last six months, we have shipped over 500,000 units of our LTE transceivers.