Qualcomm signs up with IBM/Chartered/Samsung alliance

October 26, 2006 – The Common Platform alliance of IBM, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. say they have produced system-on-chip (SoC) products with 90nm process technologies for Qualcomm Inc., for use in mobile telecommunications devices such as cellular phone chipsets and other devices.

The companies say the relationship with Qualcomm will involve leading-edge, low-power SOC products for the CDMA2000 and WDCMA (UMTS) markets, and will incorporate 90nm, 65nm and beyond process technologies.

Meanwhile, ARM announced that it has been selected by the Common Platform to provide libraries for 45nm process technology.


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