Motorola announces plans for WiMax chipset designs

Determined to retain a competitive lead when it comes to WiMax, Motorola announced a strategic initiative to develop mobile WiMax chipsets for use in its next-generation WiMax devices. The initiative moves the company beyond infrastructure and handsets to the core implementation of WiMax in chipsets. Motorola's initial chipset will focus on core 802.16e mobile WiMax functionality supporting voice, video, and data for low power mobile applications in handsets and modules. These first chipsets are scheduled to support commercial Motorola WiMax devices in 2008 for carriers in North America, Japan and around the world, including Sprint and others. Motorola is working with its silicon vendors on the overall fabrication of the new chipsets.

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