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Infineon Releases Integrated Mobile Portfolio

Infineon released its latest 65-nm low-cost platform family and two new members of its Mobile TV IC family, along with instant messaging and email for entry mobile phones, at the Mobile World Congress. Its third generation of Single-Chips — the X-GOLD 113 and X-GOLD 213 — enables the integration of advanced mobile phone features like camera, mobile internet, and audio-entertainment. This complete mobile platform enables features in price-sensitive markets that were previously only offered in the high-tier segments, according to an Infineon release. Users who don't have personal computers can now access the Internet via their mobile phones. Radio programs or MP3 data, including podcasts, can be accessed without any additional costs. Infineon is the first company to demonstrate e-mail and chat functionality on ultra-low-cost mobile phone solutions, or "smart entry" mobile phones, according to the release. The solution allows simultaneous access to communication portals like MSN and Yahoo on average WAP-based phones. Smart entry phones will allow users to access chat and e-mail on low-cost phones. "We are excited to once again show such a broad portfolio of innovative semiconductor solutions for future mobile communications to our customers and a broad public," Dominik Bilo, Senior Vice President and head of Sales and Group Marketing of the Communication Solutions Business Group with Infineon, said in a statement. The new chips are sampling now and a first call on air has already been successfully conducted.

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