Partnership targets reference boards for mobile apps

Kirchheim and Teck, Germany:
Dialog Semiconductor and BSQUARE signed a technology partnership agreement to develop and market mobile applications reference boards. The boards are aimed at developers and manufacturers of smart phones, personal digital assistants, global positioning systems, and other portable applications.

The partnership combines BSQUARE's experience in developing embedded software solutions and reference designs with Dialog's power-management and audio integrated SoC technology for wireless products. The first product from the partnership is expected to deliver a fully working reference design in this fourth quarter of this year. It will be based on Intel's Monahans processor, Dialog's recently launched DA9034 power-management and audio controller chip, and associated WinCE drivers.

Says Jalal Bagherli, CEO of Dialog Semiconductor, "This partnership will strengthen our position in the growing Windows mobile based wireless and handheld products market. While developers already have access to the individual elements of the system, one of the key challenges to date has been the ability to quickly put together a working system combining all these elements, along with a complete set of WinCE drivers."

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