Qualcomm, Samsung Ink Mobile Chip Deal

 
 
By Carmen Nobel  |  Posted 2005-12-05 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cell phone technology company Qualcomm announces a contract with chip maker Samsung Electronics, which will provide both technology and manufacturing services to Qualcomm.

Cell phone technology company Qualcomm last week announced a contract with chip maker Samsung Electronics, which will provide both technology and manufacturing services to Qualcomm.

"Our foundry agreement with Samsung will provide an additional source of supply and assist us in our strategy aimed to ensure capacity to support existing and anticipated business growth in both CDMA [Code Division Multiple Access] and [wideband] CDMA markets," said Sanjay K. Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.

While Qualcomm holds the majority of patents for CDMA technology, the company outsources its chip production.

Qualcomm officials declined to say when the deal would go into effect or how much it was worth.

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