Mobile phone platform
A base system needed for mobile phones that integrates hardware, such as a baseband processor, and software.
High Speed Downlink Packet Access. An enhanced and high-speed version of the 3G W-CDMA data transmission standard. The top data transmission speed of the current implementation of FOMA™ is 384kbps. When the HSDPA cat. 8 standard is introduced, this will support transmission speeds of up to 7.2Mbps.
 Baseband processor
A device that handles communication functions within the mobile phone.
 Application processor
An LSI that processes multimedia applications such as emails with still pictures and movies, audio and video playback, and video telephony.
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company. DoCoMo serves more than 52 million customers, including 32 million people subscribing to FOMA™, launched as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA in 2001. DoCoMo also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode™, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by more than 47 million people. With the addition of credit-card and other e-wallet functions, DoCoMo mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more, visit www.nttdocomo.com.
i-mode and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries. NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
Renesas Technology Corp. is one of the world's leading semiconductor system solutions providers for mobile, automotive and PC/AV (Audio Visual) markets and the world's No.1 supplier of microcontrollers. It is also a leading provider of LCD Driver ICs, Smart Card microcontrollers, RF-ICs, High Power Amplifiers, Mixed Signal ICs, System-on-Chip (SoC), System-in-Package (SiP) and more. Established in 2003 as a joint venture between Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, NYSE:HIT) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TSE:6503), Renesas Technology achieved consolidated revenue of 906 billion JPY in FY2005 (end of March 2006). Renesas Technology is based in Tokyo, Japan and has a global network of manufacturing, design and sales operations in around 20 countries with about 26,200 employees worldwide. For further information, please visit http://www.renesas.com.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. See http://www.fujitsu.com for further information.
With over 80 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products to both corporate clients and general consumers all over the world, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TSE:6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. The company recorded consolidated group sales of 3,604 billion yen (US$ 30.8 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. For more information visit http://global.mitsubishielectric.com
*At an exchange rate of 117 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2006.
Sharp Corporation is a worldwide developer of innovative products and core technologies that play a key role in shaping the future of electronics. As a leader in liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and digital technologies, Sharp offers one of the broadest and most advanced lines of consumer electronics, information products and electronic components, while also creating new network businesses.
Sharp Corporation employs about 55,300 people in the world (as of December 31, 2006) and recorded consolidated annual sales of 2,797,109 million yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. For more information, please visit Sharp's Web site at http://sharp-world.com/index.html.
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, serves the Japanese market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones. Sony Ericsson celebrated the 5th anniversary of the start of the company on 1st October, 2006. In January 2005 Sony Ericsson became the global title sponsor of the Women's Tennis Association, and works with the Association to promote the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in over 80 cities during the year, including Tokyo.
"Symbian", "Symbian OS" and other associated Symbian marks are all trademarks of Symbian Software Ltd.
Date: 08 February, 2007
Company: NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Renesas Technology Corp., Fujitsu Limited, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications